Photos: 4 Inspi(red) Pieces

Jony Ive and Marc Newson curated the design sale of the century

Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni “Snoopy” Lamp

Originally designed in 1967, this Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni “Snoopy” Lamp, with a customized (RED) shade, is literally one of the highlights of the sale.


Jony Ive’s father was a silversmith, and Marc Newson trained as one, so leave it to them to “improve” a design classic like Henning Koppel’s “Pregnant Duck” Pitcher for Georg Jensen. The inside of this solid silver vessel has been lacquered in Pantone 1805C.


This aerodynamic aluminum desk, designed by Ive and Newson and produced by Neal Feay Studio, is a very solid investment: a one of a kind piece by two of the greatest design minds of our time, that, according Sotheby’s Oliver Barker, weighs half a ton.


Nevermind that you only listen to music on your Ive-designed iPod, this Dieter Rams Vintage Hi-Fi System will look great hanging on your wall. It’s a work of art after all. And rumor has it that the German designer, a twentieth-century icon in his own right, will be making a rare appearance at the Saturday auction.