Samsung and Apple are engaged in an all-out patent war over the likes of the Galaxy Tab. Now, Reuters has an intriguing interview with Lee Min-hyuk, VP of Design for Samsung Mobile, the man responsible for putting Samsung's Galaxy series on the map. While the article isn't shy about suggesting that Samsung doesn't innovate so much as it rapidly iterates on other's designs, that doesn't seem to be how the 40-year-old Lee views his work at all, comparing himself (albeit humbly) to famous Apple designer Jony Ive, and taking personal affront at Apple's copycat allegations. Here are a couple of choice quotes:
"I've made thousands of sketches and hundreds of prototype products (for the Galaxy). Does that mean I was putting on a mock show for so long, pretending to be designing?"
"As a designer, there's an issue of dignity. (The Galaxy) is original from the beginning, and I'm the one who made it. It's a totally different product with a different design language and different technology infused."
The entire piece is worth reading: it's a rare glimpse into Samsung's design department. Find it at our source link below.