Jony Ive and fellow designer Marc Newson sat down with Charlie Rose last night to discuss their charity auction, which is set to begin this evening. The interview is now streaming online at both Hulu and the show's website, where over the course of 40 minutes they chat about working with Bono's Red charity and take a tour through Sotheby's to see many of the items up for auction.
"This is not like art."
"The thing about design, the thing about what we do, is that it's not necessarily meant to be expensive," Newson says, explaining how they approached curating the auction. "I mean, design is necessarily supposed to be accessible. And we're now faced with a situation where we're trying to raise money. This is not like art."
The designers' collection is eclectic but maintains a clear coherence through its recurring use of red and white. It's worth hearing straight from the designers what went into making it all happen, but for a closer look at some of them, you can check out our gallery from yesterday for a look at some of the auction's most stunning items.