The Unofficial Apple Blog (TUAW) has discovered that Jonathan Ive’s work will be featured in the Museum fÃ¼r Kunst und Gewerbe (Arts and Crafts) in Hamburg, Germany. This museum is a design focused exhibition which opened last weekend, with plans to run until Jan. 15, 2012.
The exhibit is called “Stylectrical: On Electro-Design That Makes History and will examine “the complex development processes of industrial electrical design in a cultural studies context.” The majority of the museum’s 300 exhibits during the show are Apple products designed by Jonathan Ive. In addition, the museum has offered an iOS app that will lead visitors through the exhibition.
Also, the exhibition will feature work by former Braun design lead Dieter Rams, who has influenced the design theories of Ive and Jobs. In 2009, Rams in a 2009 documentary said that Apple is the only company designing products according to his ten principles of “good design”.
In 2009, Jonathan Ive was named the smartest designer in tech by Forbes Magazine. ”With the launch of his first product, the iMac G3, Ive turned the utilitarian gray desktop computer into a translucent, gumdrop-shaped fashion statement,” Forbes said.
Ive was also named Designer of the Year by the Design Museum London in 2003 and was awarded the title Royal Designer for Industry by The Royal Society of Arts, as noted by Apple in his executive bio on the company’s website.