Marc Newson Lockheed Lounge Chair for sale at Christie’s

Marc Newson Lockheed Lounge Chair
Marc Newson Lockheed Lounge Chair
Photo thanks to Luxist

Luxist, Core 77 and Trendhunter mention this lounge chair to be auctioned at Christie’s for an expected amount of US $ 2,4 mio.
Marc Newson, UK’s Royal Designer for Industry, designed it.

One reader at Luxist comments:

This chair was made famous by Madonna in her 1993 video for the song Rain. A fantastic video that certainly stands up to today’s standards. It was soon after this I saved up to buy my first watch as a kid from ikepod, also designed by the fabulous Marc Newson.

Design Matcher gives the following explanation:

After his graduation in 1984 he staged an exhibition and featured this aluminium chaise longue, the Lockheed Lounge – at the Roslyn Oxley Gallery in Sydney. The sensual, curvaceous shape of the Lockheed Lounge is based on Newson’s vision of a “fluid metallic form, like a giant blob of mercury,” which has become the keystone of his design vocabulary. Named after the American aircraft manufacturer, the chair’s body is covered with nonoverlapping aluminum sheets joined with blind rivets, giving the impression on an airplane body.

Marc Newson’s Biography.

Added Seprember 15, 2007:

Looking further into the Christie’s site I see that this lounge chair is for sale at the London Kingstreet auction of Oktober 14, 2007.

Marc Newson Lockheed Lounge Chair 02

Marc Newson Lockheed Lounge Chair
Photo thanks to Christie’s

I show two pictures as the Christie’s photo seems a better picture of the chair actually on sale.

Christie’s Lotfinder:

Marc Newson (b. 1963)
Lockheed Lounge LC-1
impressed ‘Basecraft Sydney’
aluminium sheets, blind rivets, fibreglass
34½ x 24 x 64½in. (87.5 x 61 x 164cm.)
Designed in 1985, this work is number seven from an edition of ten.
Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner in February 1993.

Finally:

On occasion, Christie’s has a direct financial interest in lots consigned for sale which may include guaranteeing a minimum price or making an advance to the consignor that is secured solely by consigned property. This is such a lot. This indicates both in cases where Christie’s holds the financial interest on its own, and in cases where Christie’s has financed all or a part of such interest through a third party. Such third parties generally benefit financially if a guaranteed lot is sold successfully and may incur a loss if the sale is not successful.

Update
The final bid was a bit at the low side of the estimate: UK Pnd 748,500.-

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