Jony Ive nabs lifetime achievement award from SFMOMA

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Sir Jonathan Ive’s list of accolades is already longer than any other contemporary designer, but he’ll be adding a new award to his mantle this fall with a lifetime achievement award coming from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

The museum is in the midst of a massive Snøhetta-designed expansion but the absence of an HQ won’t stop it from honoring Jony’s work at the intersection of technology and liberal arts with the the 2014 Bay Area Treasure Award, says SFMOMA director Neal Benezra.

“Ive is our generation’s most innovative and influential figure in the field of industrial design—no other design mind has done more to transform the way we visualize and share information. SFMOMA was the first museum on the West Coast to establish a department of architecture and design, and we’re thrilled to celebrate Ive’s revolutionary achievements.”

Jony’s been no stranger to picking up trophy’s lately, scooping up honors from the British Design & Art Direction, Britain’s Intellectual Property Office and Blue Peter in the last two years.

The venue for Jony’s SFMOMA award hasn’t been announced but will take place at a dinner on October 30th. Past recipients include George Lucas, Wayne Thiebaud, Richard Serra, Jim Campbell and architect Lawrence Halprin.

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