Former Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive shared the twelve most important tools which he uses when making, measuring or recording.
His picks come from the last issue of ‘How to spend it?‘, a series of The Financial Times where the publication takes a well-known public figure and asks them for recommendations on what people should buy.
If you don’t know who Jony Ive is, as a former design leader for Apple, he gave the world some of the company’s most iconic products, designing the original iMac, iPod, and iPhone, just to name a few.
Full list of gadgets
Going down the list, Jony Ive’s choices are ostentatious to say the least. Most are either expensive versions of common household items or some sort of special tool.
The list is as follows:
Ive doesn’t say why he chose so many different types of tools for his eclectic collection, but in a related piece “How to Spend It,” he gives an indication. Simply put, he just loves tools and the way they look.
Ive states: “There is beauty and pleasure in the machines and tools. … I think there is an inherent elegance in an effective tool that normally results in a curious beauty. These were certainly interesting choices from the man who played a big part in making Apple what it is today.
Departure from Apple
Despite being a major force at Apple, Jony Ive left the company in 2019 due to clashes with senior management and CEO Tim Cook. I wanted to keep making aesthetically pleasing products, but the company wanted to focus more on the business side.
Today, Jony Ive has founded his own creative company LoveFrom, where he designs products for clients. Funnily enough, Apple was his first customer after his company was founded.