Jony Ive & Marc Newson Team Up for (RED)

Iconic designers Jony Ive and Marc Newson aren’t two names I expect to see together on the same by-line but there they are on a one-of-a-kind desk machined from a single piece of aluminum. It almost seems like the perfect marriage – Newson’s typical swoopy/curvy lines in lieu of anything sharp in one of Ive’s favorite materials. The eye-popping table top grabs most of the attention with its oversized cellular surface pattern.

The desk was created for the (RED) auction, Sotheby’s on November 23 along with other iconic objects from Ive’s and Newson’s archives. All proceeds go to (RED), a global non-profit co-founded by U2’s Bono with a mission to prevent, treat, and hopefully one day eliminate the HIV virus.

I would love to see more of these collaborations by world-renowned designers. Imagine a collab between Nendo and Zaha Hadid. What about Lovegrove and Hubert? What other designers would create interesting combinations?

Designers: Jony Ive & Marc Newson  Built by: Neal Feay