Steve Jobs designed many products throughout his life. Products like the iPod, iPhone, iPad, and Mac are the way they are thanks to the Apple co-founder’s guidance and aesthetics have also made it to the company’s products. In terms of design, we know that he was also involved in the design of Apple Park and, less well known, in Small personal project called Venus.
Venus is the name of the superyacht designed by Steve Jobs with Philippe Starck, the famous Parisian designer. A yacht that little is known about, but since it was launched in 2012 and designed in 2007, we’ve learned the details of an even more surprising story. One leaves us before One of the most famous boats we can see in any port.
Venus, the Roman god of love
Around the time of the original iPhone launch, Steve Jobs decided it was time to own his own yacht. I’ve been playing with the idea for years., not least because he was vacationing on the yacht of his friend Larry Ellison, founder of Oracle, and thought he should have his own yacht. After reviewing who could help him with this strange venture, a name emerged: Philippe Starck. Soon, the phone rang in Stark’s offices in Paris, and… that was probably the end of the story.
As Starck comments himself in Interview with VanityFair The secretary who took the call from Steve Jobs took note of the message. He didn’t see the need to bother his boss about a call from certain jobs. We don’t know if he wrote the message down on his Mac, but the irony will be intriguing. In any case, Steve Jobs hangs up the call without leaving a contact number..
Looking back, Starck comments “Can you imagine Steve Jobs’ aura in 2007? It was practically God. Which [la secretaria] He didn’t call me because he didn’t know who he was. It was a good start. Insolence could have made Steve Jobs find another designer for his project, Stark adds that ‘for anyone who knew Steve, had he not called again after such humiliation,’ but the designer’s phone stopped returning to sound after a few weeks.
By poetry he was able to take the call, as he was preparing to go to Milan and was already with one foot in one of the six cars that made up his entourage and team. The flight was very tight and being late was not an option. This time, but who took the call He ran out of the offices shouting “Mr. Stark! Do you know someone named Mr. Jobs? He wants to talk to you!”.
The call was short, yes. Steve Jobs said directly, “Do you want to make me a composite?” “Well…yes,” Stark replied. After 15 seconds of conversation Steve Jobs asked “Do you know how to do that?”. “Of course,” replied Stark. “I have bare toes and scales on my back. I’m amphibious.”
At their second meeting, Starck arrived with all the drawings in a suitcase over a square meter. After showing it to the president of Apple, there was a pause that Jobs said “It’s more than I imagined.”. In the interview, Stark emphasized that “the strongest man in the world, known to be the most hardened, and unable to say bravo, was telling us that this ‘beyond my dreams,’ no less.”
From here, the evolution of the ship evolved until the “indefinite body made of aluminum and glass” became very popular materials at Apple. With a very elegant industrial design, the main room canopy very similar to the ceiling of the Apple flagship store in Chicago, and some distinctive features that go beyond their own aesthetics, Baptized as Venus was launched on October 28, 2012.
Named after the Roman god of love, the ship of the man who He was driving without a license plate It remains a mystery inside. No photos of the interior have been leaked, although, like the ones featured in this article, we’ve seen it moored and cruised on several occasions. with This super yacht is about 80 meters long, a floating symbol.
An icon, like the one in our hands or from which I am writing to you, is made possible by the vision of Steve Jobs. The unending rudeness of the telephone and which persists to this day, The most interesting puzzle.
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