King Charles’s coronation emblem made by Apple design guru revealed
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Design guru Sir Jony Ive created an emblem inspired by the king’s “love of the planet, nature and his deep concern for the natural world” to celebrate his coronation.
Sir Jony, who is credited with designing Apple’s iPhone – one of the most beloved devices of the modern era, and his creative collective, LoveFrom, produced the badge to celebrate Charles’ new reign.
It features a stylized image of St Edward’s Crown, which will be used to crown the monarch, created from the rose of England, thistle of Scotland, daffodil of Wales and the shamrock of Northern Ireland, in the red, white and blue of the Union flag.
Sir Jony said: “It is such an honor to be able to contribute to this remarkable national event, and our team is so very proud of this work.
“The design was inspired by King Charles’ love for the planet, nature and his deep concern for the natural world.
“The emblem speaks to the happy optimism of spring and celebrates the beginning of this new Carolingian era for the United Kingdom.
“The gentle modesty of these natural forms combine to define an emblem that recognizes both the joyous and profound importance of this occasion.”
The coronation emblem will appear during a special holiday weekend which will begin when Charles is crowned as monarch in Westminster Abbey on Saturday 6 May.
The following day, thousands of spectators – who were awarded tickets in a national ballot – will watch a star-studded Windsor Castle concert as the celebrations continue.
It will also be seen at other national events, street parties and community gatherings celebrating the historic event and is used on all official merchandise commemorating the coronation.
Sir Jony has supported projects involving Charles in the past, having designed the layout of the charter document for the royal’s Terra Carta, or Earth Charter project, which was launched in 2021.
It was an ambitious Magna Carta-style charter to encourage the private sector to protect the planet by adopting sustainability and investing 10 billion dollars (£8 billion) in “natural capital”.
The two men also joined forces in 2021 to encourage students to create high-impact, low-cost solutions to help the world transition to a sustainable future under a project of the Terra Carta Design Lab initiative .