Jony Ive and Marc Newson create a sleek one-off aluminum desk

“Apple’s Jony Ive and the renowned industrial designer Marc Newson have paired to design a one-off desk,” Aaron Souppouris report for The Verge.

“Created for charity auction, the (RED) Desk is, in keeping with much of the designers’ back catalogues, machined from solid aluminum,” Souppouris report. “The influence of both designers runs through the piece, although it appears there’s a little more Newson in this desk, just as there was a little more Ive in the Leica.”

Souppouris report, “The form is definitely unique; the tabletop sits atop a pair of sculpted legs like a discarded aircraft wing, leading to a striking initial impact. Get closer to the table and a playful jigsaw-like pattern is revealed on the tabletop.”

(RED) Desk by Jony Ive & Marc Newson
(RED) Desk by Jony Ive & Marc Newson

Read more, and see more photos, in the full article here.

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  1. I has handsome lines for sure, but I suspect that, in many rooms, it would be cold to the touch. Fixable with a table cloth I guess, but that would hide its looks.

  2. Too cold and sorely lacking in grace and delight for my ‘own’ taste. There is no ‘I have to have it’ feel or lusting about it when compared to a MacBook Air or a new iMac 27″. I mean, you’d have to pay me to buy it.

    Well OK, everyone of us is entitled to our own taste, but you hit your shinbone against that thing when turning around, and it’ll make a man cry. Or you can wield it like a weapon. If some bad guys come at you while seating behind the desk, you can get up, lift the thing, and swing it around like a samurai sword, instantly decapitating the bad guys.

  3. Prefer the one I’ve just had built. A slab of laminated opaque white glass, with a chrome trim on three sides that blends into the legs. Looks fantastic in my office 🙂

    Mind you, that jigsaw pattern is a pretty nice touch.

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