Post 2: Sitting Pretty – Marc Newson.

images Marc newson  Marc Newson is the most acclaimed and influential designer of his time. He was born in 1963 in Sydney, Australia. Newson has lived and worked in Tokyo and Paris while now he is based in London and he is married with 2 kids.Newson has always believed that growing up in Australia was a huge advantage as it has no distinct indigenous influences. His designs are self-taught and instinctive

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Classified as an industrial designer, he incorporates a design style known as biomorphism into his various design fields. Meaning the use of flowing lines, translucency, transparency and tends to have an absence of sharp edges. Newson has a wide range of disciplines designing and creating everything from private and commercial aircraft, yachts, furniture design, jewelry and clothing. His designs are funkily futuristic, though technically rigorous.

orgone marc      The Orgone Lounge

In 1986  is when Newson staged a first exhibition featuring the Lockheed Lounge. Since then the lounge has set 3 consecutive world records at auction. Fetching $968 000 at Sotheby’s in 2006 and then it went for an amazing £1,100,000 in 2009.

marc_newson__lockheed_lounge_upload_101419_vino_cms_ Lockheed Lounge.

In 2005 he was selected as one of Times Magazines top 100 most influential people of the year. Also Newson was appointed ‘Commander of the Order of the British Empire’ (CBE) in the 2012 New Year Honours for services to design. Marc Newson is truly an innovative and experimental designer that has earned him the success he deserves.


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