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|Marc Newson is an internationally recognised Australian designer (born 1963), known for his work across various disciplines, including furniture, clothing / textiles, jewellery, watches, cookware, glass products and aerospace.
Marc Newson graduated in 1984 from the Sydney College of Arts.
He has worked in several countries, for well known companies / brands, such as Nike, Qantas Airways and Apple. He has his own Design Company. Marc Newson is regarded as one of the most influential designers of our time.
|He designed the first version of the famous Lockheed Lounge Chair in 1986. This has become an iconic design. The chair was manufactured from sheet aluminium, with sections rivetted together, the same technique as aircraft wings / fuselage. The chair is often described as the most expensive lounge chair in the world, having achieved high prices at auctions.|
|Marc Newson designed the stylish ‘Super Guppy’ lamp in 1987, and the Orange Lounge and Table manufactured from moulded fibre glass in1989, when working in Tokyo. The designs are based on simple, imaginative forms and shapes.
The Super Guppy lamp is a stylish glass and aluminium construction, on casters. Note the three cone shaped legs of the Orange Lounge and Table.
|The ‘Event Horizon Chop Top Table designed in 1992. The glass top is easy to clean and practical. The design was inspired by custom, ‘convertible cars’ (cars that have had their roofs removed / cut away). This technique of customising cars, started in the 1930s and is still popular today.
The Diode Lamp - 2003. designed for Dupont and manufactured to show off the possibilities of working with one of their materials called Corian.
|The three legged, 1988 Embryo Chair by Marc Newson and manufactured by Cappellini. An ergonomically design chair, with the aim being for user comfort. Manufactured from chromed steel, with the addition of padded polyurethane foam, covered with narrow woven bi-elastic fabric, which can stretch in any direction.|
|The Newson Aluminium Chair 2018, is a design influenced by the style of the Bauhaus cantilever chairs of the 1930s, such as the MB 118 Chair, by Marcel Breuer. The Newson chair is a modern, stylish adaptation, of the cantilever chairs of the past.|
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