Tim Cook and the official Apple websites around the world paid their own tribute to Steve Jobs in their own way yesterday, as did many others around the world who have been touched by the passion and inspiring glow that seemed to follow the late Jobs wherever he went. One of the more professional and personal tributes is coming from designer Kyle Buckner, who has not only been inspired by Steve Jobs throughout his whole life, but has also built a company on the back of that inspiration.
To celebrate the life of the legendary Apple co-founder, Buckner has designed and crafted a rather sleek and gorgeous looking piece of furniture that comes adorned with a custom designed Steve Jobs tribute logo on every piece. The simple but extremely elegant desk is hand-made from the ground up and seems to follow the same design patterns that we have become so accustomed to seeing with Apple products such as the MacBook and iPhone.
In a similar fashion to the options available to consumers with the iPhone and iPad, the tribute desk is available with the choice of having the gable ends come in either black or white, as well as choosing the species of wood that the desk is made from. Dark Walnut or Spiced Cherry options are available that act as hand picked materials for this particular project and have been finished with a top-coated dull sheen.
The tribute to Steve Jobs doesn’t end with the production of the desk either. The designer and creator of the tribute desk are planning on donating a percentage of the proceedings from the furniture line to the American Cancer Society in the hope that programs can be established to support those who are suffering from various forms of cancer as well as funding the research into finding cures for the disease. Each bespoke tribute desk, regardless of color or finish choices, is available for $999.99 from the designer’s website.
Steve Jobs may be gone from the world, but his passion and vision is clearly living on with a new breed of designers and entrepreneurs who employ the same principals into their work. Hand-made furniture may be miles away from producing an iPhone or iPad, but the underlying design methodologies of no compromising and sweating the details is something we all know that Steve and Apple stand for.
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