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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.
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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)​
Update: The full video of the duo's interview on the show has been posted above.

Article Link: Jony Ive and Designer Marc Newson Interviewed on Charlie Rose Show [Updated]
 

0815

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Ive is a fantastic designer - at least for hardware and (industrial) objects. Almost every object he designs, I love .... but that does not seem to translate well into software/UX design - I'm still very disappointed in the iOS UX.
 

somethingelsefl

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Can we stop idolizing this guy? I appreciate his work, he is a master and an icon at what he does.

But, God forbid, if he were to die or to leave Apple...there would never be an end to "Johnny Ive would have never..." posts all over MR.

Apple needs to create a company independent of superstar celeb-esque management. It's killing them in the long run.
 

jayducharme

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For a person who appears to like his privacy, Ive sure is in the spotlight lately.

Yeah, that's got me curious too. In the video with Bono, he sounded really tired (or perhaps sick). Maybe the hectic pace at Apple is starting to catch up with him. He's not as sheltered as in the old days when Jobs garnered most of the limelight. Ive seems to have evolved into Apple's surrogate spokesperson.
 

chirpie

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Does anyone else think Ricky Gervaisis just needs a shave and then would be a ready to go for a nice comedic sketch? ^_^
 

Rogifan

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The guy looks like he should be a bouncer in a bar or some celebrity bodyguard...

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...until he speaks and then he sounds like a super shy, self conscious person.

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He really does talk a load of *****.

Steve Jobs taught him well. :)
 

DanielSw

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Can we stop idolizing this guy? I appreciate his work, he is a master and an icon at what he does.

But, God forbid, if he were to die or to leave Apple...there would never be an end to "Johnny Ive would have never..." posts all over MR.

Apple needs to create a company independent of superstar celeb-esque management. It's killing them in the long run.

What a mis-perception!

Apple is a success precisely and in part BECAUSE of its management--along with its productive team of employees.

Ask any one of them and each will most likely say they don't give a hoot about the apparent celebrity. Tim Cook, as well as Steve Jobs, has said repeatedly that their greatest joy was to get to go to work every day at Apple.
 

gugy

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Jony needs to design some shaving blades to Gillette and use on him. The guy always look like he just got out of his bed.
 

Johnny Vegas

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I'm just glad Ive can still get his inflated head through the door. But honestly, I don't understand the blind worship this guy receives... Am I the only one that cringes every time they announce a re-designed Mac?
 

Tonewheel

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Didn't realize until I saw this interview how much of a porker Ive is.

Next up; the iDonut.
 

obliquity

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Ive is a fantastic designer - at least for hardware and (industrial) objects. Almost every object he designs, I love .... but that does not seem to translate well into software/UX design - I'm still very disappointed in the iOS UX.

I would give Ive some time. Everyone wants to harp on him about iOS 7 when in fact iOS runs incredibly well, which is of course the engineers part, but from the UI part it does look and function very well. Keep in mind this is his first crack at designing software UI and he is just getting into the swing of things. Go back and look at his first products that he designed for Apple in comparison to what he designs today. The man is by far one of the best industrial designers of the last three decades but he didn't get there overnight.
 

x-evil-x

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The guy looks like he should be a bouncer in a bar or some celebrity bodyguard...

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...until he speaks and then he sounds like a super shy, self conscious person.

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Steve Jobs taught him well. :)

Very judgemental are we? What's wrong it's being that way?
 
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