De­sign Mu­seum’s Alex New­son fo­cuses on Fadell

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Fadell has a his­tory of tak­ing the lat­est tech and turn­ing it into some­thing that in­te­grates seam­lessly with your life. His lat­est ven­ture, Nest Labs, founded with fel­low ex-Ap­ple em­ployee Matt Rogers, does what he did for por­ta­ble mu­sic and per­sonal com­put­ing to the emerg­ing “in­ter­net of things”.

Nest pro­duces net­worked and in­tel­li­gent prod­ucts that re­spond to our gen­uine needs. Prod­ucts like the ther­mo­stat and smoke alarm (left) in­te­grate with­out has­sle into the home, help­ing pro­tect us and make daily liv­ing more ef­fi­cient and, with luck, over time, cheaper.

Google’s val­u­a­tion of the com­pany at over three bil­lion dol­lars may have sur­prised some, but if Fadell’s track record is to be trusted this new branch of tech has a well-de­signed fu­ture.

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