Ivy Ross and the Google Design Studio’s “Comma” at Tokyo DESIGNART

From pastel objects to the brand's soft devices, this new exhibition mixes technology and art

On now until 27 October, Comma, the new exhibition by Ivy Ross and Google Hardware’s Design Studio at 21_21 Design Sight, highlights the design influences of the brand’s newest products, and shines alongside other larger events at Tokyo DESIGNART 2019. Curated by Li Edelkoort, this installation places Google products (a Pixel 4, Pixel Buds, a Nest Home Mini, and others) next to design-forward but everyday …

McKinsey Design at Salone del Mobile 2019

Over five years, McKinsey Design—a division of the qualitative and quantitative business advisory firm—tracked design-related data points at 300 companies as a way to highlight the business value of design. During 2019’s Milan Design Week, Ivy Ross (VP of Hardware Design at Google) joined Jakob Lange (a partner at BIG and the head of BIG Ideas) as well as McKinsey Design partner Ben Sheppard and …

Google’s “A Space for Being” at Milan Design Week

A personalized, quantified and visualized take on the individuality of how design makes us feel

Last year at Design Week in Milan, Google made its debut as a design company when it presented Softwear. Helmed by Ivy Ross, the technology brand has since gained respect and traction for thoughtfully designing physical products that maximize their software prowess. Warmer materials, softer forms and a more sophisticated color palette all contribute to the more humanized Google Home suite of devices, as well …