Apple designers Jony Ive and Marc Newson are going to open the inaugural ‘Conde Nast Luxury Conference,’ Vogue announced today. The event will be held on April 22nd and 23rd, in Florence, Italy, and will focus on the future of luxury and technology.
“Apple is now a powerful part of the luxury industry,” said International Vogue Editor and conference chief Suzy Menkes. “The iPhone, iPad, and the forthcoming Apple Watch are in direct competition with handbags, timepieces and high-end accessories.”
Menkes says she wants the duo to tell conference delegates where 21st century luxury is headed, and discuss their collaborative work to date. It’s believed that Newson worked so closely with Ive and team on Apple Watch, his name will appear on patents.
The discussion should be interesting, as Jony Ive doesn’t speak in public often and Marc Newson has said little about the Apple Watch thus far. Tickets to the conference are going for over $4,000, but never fear, we will be covering the event here on iDB.