Jony Ive’s Very first Apple Store Is Constructed from Insane Curved Glass


Apple opens new shops at all times, yet this one, which opened Saturday in Brussels, is unique: It was developed by Sir Jony Ive himself.

We knew an Ive-ified shop was coming. A profile released February in The New Yorker noted that Ive had “begun to deal with [Angela] Ahrendts, Apple’s elderly vice-president of retail, on a redesign– yet unannounced– of the Apple Shops.’ A couple of months later on, news of Ive’s promotion to chief design officer suggested he would play a larger role in the design of Apple’s retail spaces.

What we really did not know (yet probably ought to have anticipated) was that Ive’s first store would certainly boast some of the most outstanding operate in glass production to this day. The establishment wall surfaces are made of 26-feet high, floor-to-ceiling glass panels, a few of which are rounded, to complete the structure’s edges. Apple has actually been pushing the restrictions on just what it can create with glass for a while. In regards to design, this is a jump ahead of just what the firm did for its shop in Hangzhou, China, where the 50-feet-high panels of glass currently stood for some major sweat. It’s additionally a little hint of just what’s ahead at Apple’s aspiring donut-shaped Cupertino headquarters, which will certainly be made practically completely of scooped glass panels-the supreme expression of these new manufacturing techniques.