Renowned industrial designers Jony Ive and Marc Newson have designed a $150,000-$250,000 diamond ring for a Sotheby’s auction. Featuring 2,000 to 3,000 facets, it was created by removing material rather than adding.
The inaugural recipient was the late Professor Stephen Hawking while Apple’s design tzar is the second recipient of this award, created last year to recognize contributions to social discourse and STEM fields.
In November Apple debuted a hardbound photo book chronicling 20 years of product designs. The book is titled “Designed by Apple in California,” and it comes in two sizes: small and large, priced at $199 and $299 respectively.
Alongside the release, Apple posted a promotional video by the same name on its website featuring voiceover from Chief Design Officer Jony Ive and a sneak peek into their design studio. And now the clip is available on YouTube.
In an article Tuesday titled “Pundits Believe Apple’s Jony Ive No Longer Involved in iPhone, Mac Product Design,” AppleInsider reports that journalist Jason Snell and Daring Fireball’s John Gruber speculated on a recent The Talk Show podcast that Ive, who is Apple’s Chief Design Officer, may be now more focused on architectural projects like the upcoming Spaceship campus and special initiatives such as Project Titan than industrial designs related to the iPhone, iPad, Mac and other consumer products from Apple.
Claridges, the most iconic 5 star hotel in London’s Mayfair, back in October commissioned Apple’s Chief Design Officer Jony Ive and his colleague Marc Newson to come up with an immersive festive installation. Saturday, Claridges showed off results of Ive and Newson’s work, reports Wallpaper.com.