Orgone Chairs by Marc Newson

Newson, Marc (b. 1963)

Sale Title MODERN DESIGN Location London, South Kensington Sale Date Mar 04, 2008 Lot Number 0049 Sale Number 5337

Creator PAIR OF ORGONE CHAIRS Lot Title MARC NEWSON

Estimate 800 – 1,200 British pounds

designed 1998, for Cappellini, plastic, stamped PE-LLD, dated Sept. ‘98 and stamped 41 84cm. high (2) Provenance Acquired by the vendor from Marc Newson, Paris, 1998

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Marc Newson Wicker Chair at Christie's NYC

Marc Newson Wicker Chair
Marc Newson Wicker Chair
Photo thanks to Christie’s

Finally the fourth and last Newson chair that is for sale at Christie’s: A wicker chair.

Lotfinder:

Lot Number 0114 Sale Number 1950
Creator A WICKER AND STEEL CHAIR, 1990
Lot Title MARC NEWSON (b. 1963)
Estimate 12,000 – 18,000 U.S. dollars
Lot Description MARC NEWSON (b. 1963)
A Wicker and Steel Chair, 1990
for Idée
30 in. (76.2 cm.) high

Update: It fetched $11,250

Marc Newson Bucky Chair at Christie’s NYC

Marc Newson Bucky Chair

Marc Newson Bucky Chair
Photo thanks to Christie’s

Another Newson chair

Lotfinder:

MARC NEWSON (b. 1963)
Estimate: 2,000 – 3,000 U.S. dollars
Special Notice: This lot is offered without reserve.

Update: The lot fetched $12,500
Lot Description:
‘Bucky’ A Polyurethane Foam Chair, 1995
manufactured by Marc Newson in an edition of 50, from the ‘Bucky’ installation for the Cartier Contemporary Art Foundation, Paris
21 5/8 in. (55 cm.) high
Provenance: Phillips, de Pury & Luxembourg, New York, 11 June 2003, lot 214.

Update: It Fetched $12,500

Marc Newson ‘Embryo’ Chairs for sale at Christie’s NYC

Marc Newson Embryo Chair

Marc Newson Embryo Chair in Black
Photo thanks to Christie’s

It appears that Christie’s has more Marc Newson Chairs on auction on September 27, 2007. Estimated at US $ 4,000 – 6,000 and no reserve.

Marc Newson 'Embryo' Chair Red

Marc Newson Embryo Chair in Red
Photo thanks to Christie’s

Christie’s Lotfinder:

MARC NEWSON (B. 1963)
Lot Title: Lockheed Lounge LC-1
Estimate: 800,000 – 1,200,000 British pounds
A Neoprene and Tubular Steel ‘Embryo’ Chair, designed 1988 for Idee.
31 1/2 in. (80 cm.) high

Update: It fetched $9,375

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:

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