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
‘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.
Functionalfate.org – Jens Thiel’s Monobloc Plastic Chairs Weblog was a blog tat disappeared in the meantime. I noticed it already when I was playing with the idea of starting my own Blog devoted to Chairs. Jens is addicted to the monobloc plastic chair:
His aim is collecting plastic chairs and work on an extensive illustrated monograph (partly to be seen in an article of ArtReview), to establish a museum exhibition and a documentary feature about this most successful and most hated furniture of all human creation: the monobloc plastic chair. He warmly invites everybody to contribute photos, stories or even chairs.
Well Jens, contact me: I have some of those for you:-)
Coming to think of it: This much hated monobloc plastic chair could be an excellent attribute for the Little People A tiny street art project Blog.
Update: Functinal Fate has disappeared but I found a German alternative dedicated to the monoblock chair: PlastikStuhl. Moreover: Jens Thiel‘s Flickr account seems still in operation.