The new Xbox One S is georgous. The latest update to Microsoft’s flagship gaming console is a very pretty box, and now we know why: Andrew Kim was part of the design team.
In case the name doesn’t ring a bell, Kim is a “visual and product” designer who came to work for Microsoft after making a splash when he put together his own design concepts for the company’s rebranding in 2012. After seeing his designs, the company hired him to work within their design department. His first assignment was to work on the Xbox One S, and he is currently working on the company’s HoloLens project.
On his website, Kim noted that the Xbox One S was his first big project, and the design team was tasked with creating “a more friendly and universal product that doesn’t evoke traditional ‘gaming’ cues,” and noted that they brought the hardware in line with the Windows 10 design language that had been created at the same time.
The result? A sleek, minimal and very pretty device.