Samsung hires designer from Jony Ive’s old firm to overhaul its products

Samsung is turning a new design leaf lately, eschewing plastic on its flagship phones for the premium feel of metal — but the overhaul is going far beyond a single choice in materials. The Korea Herald reports that Samsung has just installed a new global design chief in recent days: 47-year-old Lee Don-tae of London-based design firm Tangerine, the company that British designer Jonathan Ive called home prior to his storied career at Apple.

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