Sunday, April 3, 2011

Marc Newson

Marc Newson is the most commended and influential designer of his generation. He has worked across a wide range of disciplines, creating everything from furniture and household objects, to bicycles and cars, private and commercial aircraft, yachts, various architectural commissions, and signature sculptural pieces for clients across the world.

Born in Sydney, Newson spent most of his childhood traveling through Europe and Asia. He started experimenting with furniture design as a student and, after graduation, he was awarded a grant from the Australian Crafts Council with which he staged his first exhibition, featuring the famous Lockheed Lounge, a piece that has now, twenty years later, set three consecutive world records at auction.

Newson’s clients include a large range of the best known and most major brands in the world - from manufacturing and technology to transportation, fashion and the luxury goods sector. Many of his designs have been a runaway success for his clients and have achieved the status of modern design icons.

His work is present in many major museum collections, including the MoMA in New York, London’s Design Museum and V&A, the Centre Georges Pompidou and the Vitra Design Museum. Newson has lived and worked in Tokyo, Paris, and London where he is now based, and he continues to travel widely.

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