Apple Designer Jony Ive's (RED) Desk Revealed in New Pictures
Images of the custom aluminum desk co-designed by Apple’s Jony Ive for Bono’s Product (RED) charity auction surface, showing Ive’s minimalist aesthetic carries through even in furniture design. The new images of the one-of-a-kind (RED) Desk show that is machined from solid aluminum. The piece was fabricated by Neal Fay Studio, a renowned group of aluminum specialists. Ive designed it along with collaborator Marc Newson, with whom he also designed the one-of-a-kind Leica camera.
In a break from the smooth facades that typify other Ive creations, the (RED) Desk features a mosaic pattern on its surface, with a pattern of angular segments of different shades breaking up the otherwise clinical look of the piece. There is also a bit of text on the desk that signifies its uniqueness, reading “Designed by Jony Ive & Marc Newson for (RED) 2013 edition 01/01.”
The (RED) Desk is set to go on auction at Sotheby’s in New York on November 23 alongside the Leica and a set of gold EarPods. In a recent interview, Ive said he expects that the Leica will fetch roughly $6 million at auction. A customized grand piano and a 2012 Range Rover are also said to go on auction, both bearing Ive and Newson’s touch.