Steve Jobs was one of the most innovative men in the world, especially when it came to the design of his products. He always knew how to upgrade the look and feel of a new computer or phone with a sleek simplicity reminiscent of modern architecture. But all the success he experienced in his life makes one wonder where his genius came from. When it comes to design, we can take a look back to Jobs’ early life and his childhood home for inspiration. Jobs grew up in a modernist home designed by Joseph Eichler – a man who believed that he could bring modern sophistication to the middle class. Eichler himself was inspired by other modernist greats such as Frank Lloyd Wright.
The house that Jobs grew up in was filled with large glass windows, high ceilings, sleek countertops and open spaces. Sound familiar? Apple products seem to be driven by a similar aesthetic – shiny glass faces, sleek plastic surfaces and overall simple shapes. It’s hard to believe that Jobs childhood spent in such an architecturally significant home didn’t have an impact on the way he saw the world.