Airbnb Working With Jony Ive's 'LoveFrom' Company

Apple's longtime head of design Jony Ive left the company back in mid-2019 to start his own company called LoveFrom, and one of Ive's first clients is Airbnb.

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Airbnb today announced that it is working with Ive's LoveFrom company on a "special collaboration" that will include a multi-year relationship to "design the next generation of Airbnb products and services."

Today, I'm thrilled to announce that Jony and his partners at LoveFrom will be engaging in a special collaboration with me and the Airbnb team. We have made the decision to work together through a multi-year relationship to design the next generation of Airbnb products and services. Jony will also help us continue to develop our internal design team, which he believes to be one of the world's best. I know he is particularly excited about a relationship that will evolve to become a deep collaboration with our creative team.

I hope all of this speaks to the seriousness of our design-driven approach. We believe that working together will be an important and powerful creative partnership. We're both excited about the ideas we already have, as well as ideas that are currently beyond our imagination.

Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky says that he has long admired Ive's work, and that he and Ive have been friends for "many years," sharing a belief in the "value and importance of creativity and design."

When Jony Ive left Apple, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the Cupertino company would continue to work with Ive's LoveFrom, with Apple serving as one of LoveFrom's "primary clients." At the time, Ive said that he was looking forward to working with Apple "for many years to come" and remaining "very involved."

Ive's company, LoveFrom, was created in partnership with Marc Newson, who Ive has worked with for many years. LoveFrom is a collective of designers, architects, engineers, artists, writers, and musicians.

When Ive left, his design duties were taken over by Evans Hankey and Alan Dye, who head up Industrial Design and Human Interface Design, respectively. Both report to Jeff Williams, Apple's Chief Operating Officer.

Top Rated Comments

farewelwilliams Avatar
9 months ago
Gradient walls.
Thinner amenities.
Space black trashcans.
Ability to schedule reservations for "later this year" only to get cancelled.
Score: 52 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LegCortex Avatar
9 months ago
I honestly don’t see Apple and Ive collaborating on anything ever again. That original statement was an amicable-divorce press release. He seems to be more interested in spaces and experiences rather than pure industrial design anymore. And in recent years some of his obsessions (the cylindrical Mac Pro, the solid-gold Apple Watch) were hindrances more than they were assets. But for a long time, the work they did together was legendary.
Score: 38 Votes (Like | Disagree)
now i see it Avatar
9 months ago
That picture has got to be like 15 years old
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
69Mustang Avatar
9 months ago

That picture has got to be like 15 years old
They could always use my favorite :D


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Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Chrjy Avatar
9 months ago
People are quick to forget what Ive did for Apple and the amazing designs he produced. Admittedly at the latter stages things went a bit off the rails but let's not forget what he did for many years along with Steve Jobs.
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rikscha Avatar
9 months ago
The typical euphemism of an American company.
How can you be so ‘thrilled’ and how can airbnb’s design team be one of the best in the world when no one can associate any specific design with this company. Airbnb fyi you are a service provider ...

you are making yourself sound ridiculous. Great and iconic guy, yes absolutely but express yourself perhaps in a tone closer to reality.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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