U2 frontman Bono, Apple design guru Sir Jonathan Ive, and Aussie biomorphism designer Marc Newson are teaming up for a charity auction to benefit Bono's Project (RED). Headlining the auction is a pair of 18K rose gold Apple Earpods, as shown below.
The auction will be held on November 23rd, and the proceeds will specifically benefit The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
18K Rose Gold Apple EarPods
According to Sotheby's auction house, Sir Jonathan and Marc Newson, who is a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, curated the collection of stuff being auctioned over the last 18 months.
Marc Newson, Bono, sir Jonathan Ive
That collection, "comprises objects from disciplines as diverse as space travel and lighting design to contemporary art and rare automobiles, all unified and distinguished by their excellence and innovation."
There's also a magnum of 1966 Dom Pérignon in a custom (RED) cooler designed by Sir Jon and Mr. Newson.
Dom Pérignon Cooler, because it's (RED)
The rose gold EarPods work, and they are joined by a RangeRover, a "unique" Leica Digital Rangefinder Camera, a Steinway & Sons Parlor Grand Piano, an Hermès saddle (in (RED) leather), and a cosmonaut suit.