The idea for the elegant lightsaber weapon came from a recent profile on Apple designer Jonathan Ive. It turns out that Ive sat next to J.J. Abrams at a dinner party in New York and gave Abrams "very specific" suggestions about the design of lightsabers.
Abrams told me that “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” would reflect those thoughts, but he wouldn’t say how. After the release of the film’s first trailer—which featured a fiery new lightsabre, with a cross guard, and a resemblance to a burning crucifix—I asked Ive about his contribution. “It was just a conversation,” he said, then explained that, although he’d said nothing about cross guards, he had made a case for unevenness: “I thought it would be interesting if it were less precise, and just a little bit more spitty.” A redesigned weapon could be “more analog and more primitive, and I think, in that way, somehow more ominous.”
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