Sir Jonathan Ive is the chief of design at Apple and is thus responsible for creating many of the most iconic technological components of our times – the iPod, the iPhone, the MacBook Air. His close friend, industrial designer Marc Newson, is responsible for pretty much the rest of the contemporary consumer product landscape, having penned items for Trek, Quantas, Smeg, Samsonite, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Alessi, G-Star, and Pentax.
Now these two stars have teamed up to put their stamp on 40 items that will be auctioned off on November 23 at Sotheby's flagship location in New York City. The proceeds from this event will benefit Bono's (RED) charity and support the fight against H.I.V. in Africa. These curated selections include a Castiglioni lamp, a Steinway grand piano, a window from the Space Shuttle, and a Leica camera.
They also include an Airstream 16 Sport Travel Trailer, for which Ive and Newson have created a custom interior and wheels. We have exclusive images of the inside of this streamlined, riveted aluminum symbol of American freedom and adventure. Click on "View More Photos," above, to take a look. [sothebys.com]