jonathan ive + marc newson collaborate with bono for (RED)
jonathan ive + marc newson collaborate with bono for (RED) jonathan ive + marc newson collaborate with bono for (RED)
sep 11, 2013

jonathan ive + marc newson collaborate with bono for (RED)

jonathan ive and marc newson collaborate with bono on (RED) auction
18k solid rose gold apple earpods and custom display case for (RED)
edition 01/01.
image © andrew zuckerman



sir jonathan ive and marc newson have collaborated with musician and philanthropist bono to organize a (RED) auction celebrating the very best of design and innovation to be held at sotheby’s in new york on november 23, 2013. jony and marc have spent the past year and a half curating the collection, which comprises objects from disciplines as diverse as space travel and lighting design to contemporary art and rare automobiles, all unified and distinguished by their excellence and innovation. proceeds from the sale at sotheby’s new york will benefit the global fund to fight aids, tuberculosis and malaria. the auction will be led by two new and unique works created by ive and newson and produced by leica and neal feay studios. other highlights include icons of design by hermès, range rover, flos, valextra, corning, louis vuitton, dom pérignon, steinway & sons, azzedine alaïa and jaeger-lecoultre.



marc newson, bono, and jonathan ive
image © andrew zuckerman


achille and pier giacomo castiglioni ‘snoopy’ lamp produced by FLOS s.p.a., italy
edition 01/01
image © andrew zuckerman



this ‘snoopy’ lamp has been customized by jony ive & marc newson to feature a striking red metal shade. this piece is entirely unique to the (RED) auction.



steinway & sons unique ‘red pops for (RED)’ parlor grand model A piano
edition 01/01
image © andrew zuckerman



a white steinway parlor grand ‘model A’ piano, customized by jony ive and marc newson. this piece is entirely unique to, and created for, the (RED) auction.



dom perignon oenotheque 1996 magnum in custom (RED) cooler by jony ive and marc newson
edition 01/01
image © andrew zuckerman



the dom pérignon œnothèque 1966 magnum (1.5l) is encased in a striking and unique (RED) cooler designed by marc newson and jony ive. it is based on marc newson’s 2006 design of the limited edition dom pérignon green cooler.

  • Wow… Golden iphone 5 earphones… How innovative, we can see they completly re-think the product… wow… must buy it now and 6 months from now too… wow…

    What? says:
  • what utter shit! vanity project at its best. does it get any worse then these 3 ballsacks?

    Kanye says:
  • i wish there was a recording of them all circle jerking in a room together to come up with these ideas.

    Larry east says:
  • i’m with larry.

    nfn says:
  • This shows what’s wrong with design today.

    Steve says:
  • Marc was always a designer interested in celebrity through traditional print media.

    One problem is that celebrity is promoted by the design industry as a goal for students but there are 75,000 industrial designers working in the US alone and only perhaps a half a dozen with the type of design celebrity that Marc Newson has such as Yves Behar or Karim Rashid. This is not a realistic goal for most people. It is somewhat selfish and can lead to a designer forgetting about who they are designing for. Design and art are not the same thing. Design requires more empathy. It allows manufacturers to manipulate designers who are prepared to work for fame rather than proper compensation for their contribution to a product’s success. Marc Newson is a stylist with an interest in materials. He has been innovative with materials to some extent. The world now needs people who can be innovative with usability.

    I hope that this collaboration is able to raise some money for the aids cause.

    Robert says:
  • ballsacks one and all…agree with comments above.

    KEGS says:

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