Apple's senior vice president of industrial design Jonathan Ive has won yet another prestigious design award, this time in the US.

Ive is one of 10 top designers named in the US National Design Awards. He took the product design award for his iMac, iBook, and iPod products, reports the Washington Post.

The awards were presented at the White House in a ceremony hosted by Laura Bush, who observed: "[The] union of form and function has changed the way we peel potatoes and brush our teeth. Your design has made it more fun to go back in time and play oldies on our iPods and to really go back in time by doctoring our photos on Photoshop."

The awards are sponsored by the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Adobe Systems also receive an award - for corporate achievement - in recognition of its design applications, including Photoshop, Acrobat and Dreamweaver.

Awards were also granted to designers from the worlds of architecture, communications, interior and landscape design.