“Something unsurprising happens when you task two star designers to curate a catalog of their favorite objects: You end up with a collection of ridiculously well-designed products,” Liz Stinson reports for Wired.
“This is exactly what happened when Sotheby’s tapped Jony Ive and Marc Newson to pull together a list of goods to be auctioned off at the (RED) Auction, which is raising money for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria,” Stinson reports. “We’ve already told you about the gorgeous Leica rangefinder camera and the sleek aluminum desk that the all-star duo designed from the ground up, but there’s actually an entire catalog’s worth of amazing design products up for grabs on Nov. 23.”
Stinson reports, “Ive and Newson were essentially given free reign to choose more than 40 of their favorite designs throughout history. As Newson told us earlier, the resulting catalog is an eclectic collection of objects that shrugs off the personality-focused world of contemporary design… pieces like the 1990s-era cosmonaut suit that was worn into space (it’s expected to fetch between $50,000 and $75,000) and a U.S. Space Shuttle thermal window made from Corning glass and 7980 high-purity-fused silica, which is held aloft by an Ive and Newson-designed stand (this is going for $100,000 to $150,000). It’s objects like these, he says, that take an untold number of people working together to make an effective, brilliant design. Of course, there are still your requisite design big-wigs like a ruby-leathered Dieter Rams sofa ($20,000 to $30,000) and one of Tom Dixon’s Prototype Punch XL chandeliers (also going for $20,000 to $30,000). And if you have an extra $40,000 lying around, you can bid on a customized red Mac Pro.”
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