Legendary designer Marc Newson has joined Apple as part of Jony Ive's team. The two have been friends for years; most notably, the two worked together to curate and design and remix a variety of products for last year's (Red) auction — from MacBook Air-like tables to a gorgeous take on the Leica M.
Newson has spent 30 years designing award-winning furniture, clothes, watches, boats, restaurants, and more. He's also had some choice words for Apple's competition — specifically Google Glass:
"It's a little bit like that wonderful invention called the Segway. It's such a fantastic piece of technology but you just look like a complete dick when you drive around on it ... That's where the bridge to the world of fashion really doesn't, or didn't, work. That's precisely the moment when I think the fashion world laughs at the world of industrial design, justifiably."He'll fit right in. Here's a look as some of Newson's most iconic — and maybe some of his most interesting — products.
- Solaris (2008) Part of Newson's Ikepod watch collection
- Embryo chair (1998)
- (RED) Desk (2013) Designed by Ive and Newson for last year's charity auction, the "MacBook Air" of desks sold for over $1.68 million.
- Leica M (RED) (2013) Based on the Leica M but designed "from the ground up" by Ive and Newson. It sold at the charity auction for over $1.8 million
- Nike Zvezdochka shoes (2001)
- Body Jet (2010) Concept only. Will not fly.
- Pentax K-01 (2012)
- Atmos 566 (2010) For Jaeger Le-Coultre
- Black Hole Chop Top Table (1993) According to a New York Times profile, at the 2006 Design Miami fair, "all 12 of his Chop Top tables sold out in 20 minutes — at a reported $170,000 a pop."
- Random Pak Sofa (2007)
- Aquariva (2010)
- Hotel Puerta America in Madrid (2005)
- Ford 021C concept (1999) Commissioned by legendary designer J Mays, the 021C is one of the more whimsical concept cars of the past two decades.