See more objects with the color teal lightslategrey or see all the colors for this object.

Object Timeline

1999

  • Work on this object began.

2000

2001

2012

2015

2018

2019

  • You found it!

iMac Computer With Keyboard And Mouse

This is a Computer with keyboard and mouse. It was designed by Jonathan Ive and Apple Industrial Design Team and manufactured by Apple Inc.. We acquired it in 2001. Its medium is molded plastic, rubber, glass, metal, electronic components. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Besides the intuitive ease with which the iMac could be used, it is the range of candy-like case colors—blueberry, tangerine, strawberry, grape, or lime—that set it apart from its competitors. Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs, noted that, “For most consumers, color is more important than megahertz, gigabytes, and other gibberish associated with buying a typical PC.”

This object was donated by Apple Inc..

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

Cite this object as

iMac Computer With Keyboard And Mouse; Designed by Apple Industrial Design Team and Jonathan Ive; China; molded plastic, rubber, glass, metal, electronic components; 2000-63-1-a/c

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

This object may be subject to Copyright or other restrictions.

You are welcome to make fair use of this image under U.S. Copyright law and in compliance with our terms of use. Please note that you are responsible for determining whether your use is fair and for responding to any claims that may arise from your use.

For higher resolution or commercial use contact ArtResource.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18676975/ |title=iMac Computer With Keyboard And Mouse |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=18 August 2019 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>