“It’s 10.30am in a converted women’s prison in Victoria and Marc Newson walks into his 2,000sq ft living room that is part loft and part 1970s ski chalet; one wall is made of large rocks arranged around a fireplace,” John Arlidge reports for The Telegraph. “It’s fun and playful, just like the most sought-after product in the world right now — the Apple Watch that Ive and Newson and a 1,000-strong team of techies developed.”
“Apple announced that Newson had joined its design team last September, when the watch and the iPhone 6 were unveiled at the firm’s headquarters in Cupertino, California. But he had already been working with Ive on watches. ‘It started long before the launch of the Apple Watch,’ he says with an Australian twang,” Arlidge reports. “Three years ago he and Ive collaborated to create a customised Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox watch for an auction of their favourite objects to raise funds for RED, the charity set up by U2’s Bono to fight AIDS. It was Ive’s first watch but one of many for Newson. In the 1990s, he founded a company called Ikepod that made a few thousand watches. Ikepod and the Jaeger-LeCoultre collaboration ‘led Jony to the conclusion that it might be a good thing to get me involved on the Apple Watch,’ says Newson.”
“Both he and Ive are petrolheads. Each owns several hundred thousand pounds’ worth of mainly classic Aston Martins, Lamborghinis and Bentleys. Newson has designed a concept car for Ford,” Arlidge reports. “Car firms are racing to make their new models so hi-tech they create the auto-motive answer to the iPhone. BMW has even set up its own hi-tech division that makes electric cars with the prefix ‘i’. Why not accelerate ahead of the pack with an iCar? Newson does little to damp down the speculation: ‘There is certainly vast opportunity in that area to be more intelligent.’”
Much more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Just imagine a vehicle designed by Ive and Newson!
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