Jonathan Ive and Apple Win Again

It's no surprise Cooper-Hewitt honored the doyen of computer design, but some 2007 National Design Awards did go to lesser-known talents

With buzz about the iPhone's imminent launch growing more deafening, it would have been easy to miss the recent announcement that Apple's (AAPL) senior vice-president of industrial design just won the 2007 National Design Award for product design. "Jonathan Ive's streamlined design aesthetic, combined with a strong knowledge of the engineering process, has brought design into the public consciousness in an unprecedented way," read the announcement from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, the organization behind the awards. (see also BusinessWeek.com, 9/25/2006, "Who Is Jonathan Ive?")

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