Airbnb gets former Apple design chief Jony Ive on board for multi-year partnership 

Airbnb has hired former Apple design chief Jony and his new company to design products for the home-sharing startup as part of a multi-year partnership. Jony has been with Apple for more than two decades and has worked closely with Steve Jobs. It’s the brain behind iMacs and iPhone. Jony split from Apple in 2019.

Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky blogged that Jony and his LoveFrom partners will partner with the company to design the next generation of Airbnb products and services.

“Today I am thrilled to announce that Jony and his LoveFrom partners will engage in a special partnership with me and the Airbnb team. We have decided to work together through a multi-year relationship to design the next generation of Airbnb products and services. Jony will help us. also to continue to develop our in-house design team, which he believes to be one of the best in the world. I know he is particularly excited about a relationship that will evolve into a deep collaboration with our creative team, “Chesky said in the blog .

Chesky also added that working on Jony will prove to be an important and powerful creative partnership.

Emphasizing his personal relationship with Jony, Chesky revealed: “Jony and I have been good friends for many years and he has been kind enough to provide me with guidance and advice. We share the same belief in the value and importance of creativity and design. Each of us believes not only in creating objects and interfaces, but also in creating services and experiences. We have seen how design can facilitate trust and enable greater human connection, something that people are desperate for during a time of unprecedented loneliness and disconnection. “

Jony’s company, LoveForm, was founded a year ago after he left Apple. Its team is made up of designers, architects, musicians, writers, engineers and artists.

Airbnb has hired former Apple design chief Jony and his new company to design upcoming products for the home sharing startup as part of a multi-year partnership.

News Underline:

  • Airbnb has hired former Apple design chief Jony and his new company.
  • Jony has been with Apple for more than two decades and has worked closely with Steve Jobs.
  • Jony’s company, LoveForm, was founded a year ago after he left Apple.