Starck confirms project for Jobs family, not Apple

Apr 16, 2012
Starck confirms project for Jobs family, not Apple

The buzz last week that iconic designer Philippe Starck was working on a "revolutionary" project for Apple was quickly shot down by the Cupertino company and now the designer himself has issued a statement confirming the same. Starck is indeed working on a design project for the late Steve Jobs' family, but it's a personal project that involves Jobs' private yacht and not a next-gen product for Apple.

"It's not a project with Apple. It's a private project that began with Steve Jobs and that has been taken over by his wife,” said a spokesperson for Starck, confirming that the project is for a yacht that Jobs had been working on. This yacht will reportedly have an Apple-store-like aesthetic that's sleek and minimalist along with 40-foot long glass walls.

Rumors about a Starck designed Apple product ignited last week after the designer was interviewed by a French radio station. Starck revealed that he has been visiting Jobs once a month over the past seven years and continues to visit Jobs' widow to work on a "revolutionary" project that will come out in eight months.

[via WSJ]

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