The online housing and apartment broker Airbnb is about to go public. Now the management has been strengthened with the former Apple chief designer Jony Ive.
Airbnb Inc. assigns the former head of design of Apple Inc. Jony Ive and his new company LoveFrom to work on projects with the home sharing startup.
San Francisco-based Airbnb, which plans to go public later this year, announced that the multi-year contract with Ive will be a “special collaboration”.
Jony Ive will develop Airbnb’s design team
Ive will work with a company to develop and strengthen Airbnb’s internal design team. The former Apple chief designer has been a long time friend of Brian Chesky, Chief Executive Officer of Airbnb.
At Apple Inc., Sir Jonathan Ive was responsible for the design of several generations of iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch and was known as the “spiritual partner” of the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.