Jony Ive and Designer Marc Newson Interviewed on Charlie Rose Show [Updated]
Following a discussion about the duo's design vision and obsession with perfection in a Vanity Fair article last month, Apple's senior vice president of design Jonathan Ive and industrial designer Marc Newson appeared on the Charlie Rose show last night, with airings of the interview occurring last night on PBS and again tonight on Bloomberg TV.
Simplicity is refining and being able to define the very essence of what something does, and therefore you understand what it is and you understand what it does....but simplicity for us, it's not just the absence of clutter, it's not just stuff that's not there, it's this tremendous gravity to trying to find that very simple solution.
Left to right: Marc Newson, Jony Ive, and Charlie Rose (Source: @charlierose)
Ive and Newson have collaborated numerous times throughout the past few months to select and customize products for Sotheby's charity auction to benefit Product (RED), including a one-of-a-kind Leica camera
, an aluminum desk
, solid gold Apple EarPods
, and a one-of-a-kind red Mac Pro
. Product (RED) has been a longtime Apple partner, with the company raising
more than $65 million for the charity since 2006. The two had previously appeared in a video discussing the auction and their role in it.
(Note: Video contains one use of profanity near the end)
The full video of the duo's interview on the show has been posted above.
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