Vanity Fair is reporting
this afternoon that world-well-known designer Marc Newson will probably be becoming a member of Apple’s design group. His actual position is unknown presently, however he will probably be working intently with lengthy-time pal Jony Ive, and his design group, to assist form future merchandise.
Marc is with out query probably the most influential designers of this era,” Jonathan Ive informed VF Daily. “He is awfully gifted. We are notably excited to formalize our collaboration as we take pleasure in working collectively a lot and have discovered our partnership so efficient.
The outlet says that Newson will proceed to be based mostly out of the UK, however he'll ceaselessly journey to Cupertino. The designer has prior to now collaborated with Ive on design work for Apple, however at the moment’s announcement makes his enter and participation official.
“I’m filled with admiration and respect for the extraordinary design work that has been produced by Jony and the group at Apple,” Newson stated. “My shut friendship with Jony has not solely given me a singular perception into that course of, however the alternative to work along with him and the individuals which were accountable. I am enormously proud to hitch them.”
Apple has made a quantity excessive-profile hires over the previous two years, together with former Burberry M.D.S Angela Ahrendts, Yves Saint Laurent’s Paul Deneve, and Nike’s Ben Shaffer. It additionally just lately acquired Beats Electronics, together with their two scorching shot executives Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre.