Jony Ive, Prince Charles partner on sustainable design competition

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Former Apple design chief Jony Ive and Prince Charles on Friday announced the launch of a design competition that will give students from London's Royal College of Art a chance to explore and create solutions for a more sustainable future.

Ive and Charles


Terra Carta Design Lab has invited 2,300 students selected from the RCA's architecture, arts & humanities, communication, and design schools, including alumni who graduated between 2011 and 2021, reports Wallpaper. They will work together in multidisciplinary teams to "create small designs that can make a big impact for the world's transition to a sustainable future," a press release says.

According to the lab's mission statement, participants will be able to investigate "local initiatives to restore biodiversity, reduce greenhouse gases, support developing countries, and catalyse a new economic and social model that realigns people with their environment."

Ive, Prince Charles, RCA vice chancellor Dr. Paul Thompson and Terra Carter Design Lab backers will choose up to 16 concepts to be revealed at the COP26 UN climate summit in November. Winners will be selected from that pool in 2022 and consequently given financial backing for further product development.

"Often the biggest challenges demand the most ingenious, most creative thinking, which is why I'm so excited about the work that the RCA students will be able to contribute through this collaboration," said Ive, who serves as RCA's chancellor. "I know that their creativity and inventiveness will develop truly powerful solutions."

The lab is part of Prince Charles' Terra Carta, an environmental initiative that launched this year to "reunite people and planet, by giving fundamental rights and value to Nature." Terra Carta Design Lab is funded by Amazon, Octopus Energy, and the Islamic Development Bank, reports Fast Company.

"Small ideas can have a big impact if they are supported with the right design, science and engineering and that is the key idea behind today's Terra Carta Design Lab," the prince said in a statement, reports Wallpaper.

Ive's LoveFrom design studio, which the design guru formed after leaving Apple in 2019, is not connected to the Terra Carta Design Lab.

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 10
    tommikeletommikele Posts: 511member
    So Johnny Ive has gone into partnership with the father of decade? Birds of the same feather flock together.
  • Reply 2 of 10
    crowleycrowley Posts: 8,741member
    tommikele said:
    So Johnny Ive has gone into partnership with the father of decade? Birds of the same feather flock together.
    What?


    Prince Charles seems like a dick for many reasons, but his environmentalism isn't one them.
    StrangeDays
  • Reply 3 of 10
    It's clear from this photo that 1) Jony Ive owns only one suit and 2) he doesn't wear it very often.
    leehamm
  • Reply 4 of 10
    macbootxmacbootx Posts: 48member
    #oldcodger 😂
    leehamm
  • Reply 5 of 10
    seanjseanj Posts: 255member
    crowley said:
    tommikele said:
    So Johnny Ive has gone into partnership with the father of decade? Birds of the same feather flock together.
    What?


    Prince Charles seems like a dick for many reasons, but his environmentalism isn't one them.
    No most Brits think Charles’ environmentalism is pretty hypocritical given the amount of flights in private jets he had taken over the decades and still does. He seems to be one of the types that believe the average person should give up their one annual foreign holiday while he continues to fly on a weekly basis.
    entropys
  • Reply 6 of 10
    crowleycrowley Posts: 8,741member
    seanj said:
    crowley said:
    tommikele said:
    So Johnny Ive has gone into partnership with the father of decade? Birds of the same feather flock together.
    What?


    Prince Charles seems like a dick for many reasons, but his environmentalism isn't one them.
    No most Brits think Charles’ environmentalism is pretty hypocritical given the amount of flights in private jets he had taken over the decades and still does. He seems to be one of the types that believe the average person should give up their one annual foreign holiday while he continues to fly on a weekly basis.
    The royals being entitled and hypocrites is basically a given.  Applying what power he has to environmentalism is still a good thing.
  • Reply 7 of 10
    entropysentropys Posts: 3,109member
    Crowley, you give him a free pass because he says the right words?

    Shame on you.

    Someone would have written them for him anyway.

    He is a towering idiotic hypocrite who wished he was a tampon.

    it is shame on me to think this inbred idiot will one day be my king.  Her Madge should deal him out for her grandson.
    edited July 25
  • Reply 8 of 10
    crowleycrowley Posts: 8,741member
    entropys said:
    Crowley, you give him a free pass because he says the right words?

    Shame on you.

    Someone would have written them for him anyway.

    He is a towering idiotic hypocrite who wished he was a tampon.

    it is shame on me to think this inbred idiot will one day be my king.  Her Madge should deal him out for her grandson.
    Free pass?  Not at all.  As I already said, he's a dick, and undeniably entitled and a hypocrite.

    But some people listen to him, so I'd rather he be saying positive environmental things than any of the legion of worse things that the royals definitely think and occasionally say.

    I don't see any virtue in Jony Ive refuse to work with Charles towards environmental goals because he's a shitty dad.
  • Reply 9 of 10
    entropysentropys Posts: 3,109member
    At least we can see how easily you can be bought. Just a few honeyed words.

    Always, always look at what people do, not just what they say.
    edited July 25
  • Reply 10 of 10
    crowleycrowley Posts: 8,741member
    entropys said:
    At least we can see how easily you can be bought. Just a few honeyed words.

    Always, always look at what people do, not just what they say.
    Bought? I haven’t been bought. We’re talking about Jony Ive working with him, not me. 

    I have no idea what point you’re trying to make here.
    muthuk_vanalingam
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