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Jony Ive-designed Leica Prototype to sell for $200,000+ at auction?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: March 29, 2021 12:01PM


[petapixel.com]

The Leitz Photographica Auction will present a 2013 prototype model of a Leica camera designed by Jony Ive and Marc Newson at auction in June. The camera is a one-off prototype produced during the creation of the Leica M for (RED) camera, which sold at a charity auction for $1.8 million in 2013.

Jony Ive is the now-famous designer who worked for Apple starting in the early 1990s until 2019 when he left the company to start his own design firm, LoveFrom. Marc Newson is an industrial designer who joined Ive at Apple shortly after working with him to produce the Leica M for (RED) camera (and of course this particular prototype). He eventually left Apple to co-found LoveFrom with Ive.

Comparing this particular prototype to what Ive and Newson eventually produced shows significant differences. For one, the prototype is totally smooth with a highly reflective polished metal surface.








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Re: Jony Ive-designed Leica Prototype to sell for $200,000+ at auction?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: March 29, 2021 12:08PM
Ew no thank you.



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Re: Jony Ive-designed Leica Prototype to sell for $200,000+ at auction?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: March 29, 2021 12:15PM
For reference, here is an M8 model Leica



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Re: Jony Ive-designed Leica Prototype to sell for $200,000+ at auction?
Posted by: lost in space
Date: March 29, 2021 12:16PM
Hmmm. No printed labels for the controls, only on the lens,which have no functional value. I'll pass.



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Re: Jony Ive-designed Leica Prototype to sell for $200,000+ at auction?
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: March 29, 2021 12:32PM
Will they be selling the NFT rights to the display foto as well?

If someone's gonna pay $200,000+ for this thing, might as well add on another $100,000 for the NFT.
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Re: Jony Ive-designed Leica Prototype to sell for $200,000+ at auction?
Posted by: Z
Date: March 29, 2021 02:00PM
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lost in space
Hmmm. No printed labels for the controls, only on the lens,which have no functional value. I'll pass.

You just set the aperture by feel.
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Re: Jony Ive-designed Leica Prototype to sell for $200,000+ at auction?
Posted by: raz
Date: March 29, 2021 03:51PM
if there's an afterlife, I'd rather hope Ive will spend his trying to take photos with that



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Re: Jony Ive-designed Leica Prototype to sell for $200,000+ at auction?
Posted by: deckeda
Date: March 29, 2021 05:30PM
You can’t really use most prototypes, right? Here’s what that became: [9to5mac.com]
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Re: Jony Ive-designed Leica Prototype to sell for $200,000+ at auction?
Posted by: MikeF
Date: March 29, 2021 07:30PM
I'm surprised there's buttons at all...

And I'm sure the tripod mount is some non-standard dimension.
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Re: Jony Ive-designed Leica Prototype to sell for $200,000+ at auction?
Posted by: zachdog
Date: March 30, 2021 12:03PM
That thing looks more slippery than a bar of soap.

It looks like it has about the same amount of buttons as well.
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Re: Jony Ive-designed Leica Prototype to sell for $200,000+ at auction?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: March 30, 2021 05:52PM
You can’t really use most prototypes, right?

Exactly.





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