Airbnb Working With Jony Ive’s ‘LoveFrom’ Company
Johnny Ive, Apple’s longtime head of planning, left the company in mid – 2019 and started his own company, Love Fromom, and one of Ive’s first clients was Airbnb.
Airbnb Announcement today It has a “special partnership” with Yves Lovefrom, which includes a multi-year partnership to “design next-generation Airbnb products and services.”
Today, I am pleased to announce that Johnny and his partners at Love Fromm have a special partnership with me and the Airbnb team. We are determined to work together through a multi-year relationship to design the next generation Airbnb products and services. Johnny will help us continue to develop our internal planning team, which he believes is one of the best in the world. I know he is particularly interested in an evolving relationship that becomes a deep collaboration with our creative team.
I hope all of this speaks to the seriousness of the approach based on our plans. We believe that working together will be an important and powerful creative partnership. We are both interested in ideas that we already have as well as ideas that are currently beyond our imagination.
Brian Chesky, co-founder and CEO of Airbnb, says he has long appreciated Ive’s work, and that he and Ive have been “friends for many years” and share a belief in “the value and importance of creativity and creativity”.
When Johnny Ive left Apple, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that Cupertino would continue to work with Ives Love Fromm and serve as Apple’s primary clients. At the time, Ive said he hoped to work with Apple “over the next few years” and that the rest would be “very connected”.
Ive’s company Love Fromm was created in collaboration with Mark Newson. LoveFrom is a collection of designers, architects, engineers, artists, writers and musicians.
When Ive left, his design duties were taken over by Evans Hanky and Alan Dye, heads of industrial design and human interface design, respectively. Both report to Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer.