Orgone Stretch Lounge by Marc Newson at Phillips de Pury & Company

Orgone Stretch Lounge (1993) by Marc Newson on auction May 14, 2010 with a whopping Estimate of $400,000-$600,000:

Polished aluminum, enameled aluminum. 24 3/8 x 70 1/2 x 32 5/8 in. (61.9 x 179.1 x 82.9 cm). Produced by POD Edition, UK. Artist’s proof number one of two for the edition of six. Underside impressed with Pod logo and “MARC NEWSON/POD EDITION/AP 1.” This is the only example produced with black interior.

PROVENANCE The Gallery Mourmans, The Netherlands; Private Collection

LITERATURE Phil Starling, “An Australian in Paris,” Blueprint, February 1994, front cover and p. 29; Volker Albus and Volker Fischer, 13 Nach Memphis: Design Zwichen Askese und Sinnlichkeit, Munich, 1995, p. 127; Alexander von Vegesack, et al., eds., 100 Masterpieces from the Vitra Design Museum Collection, exh. cat., Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, 1996, p. 172; Alice Rawsthorn, “Marc Newson,” I.D. Magazine, January/February 1996, p. 70; Alice Rawsthorn, Marc Newson, London, 1999, pp. 90-93; Museu do Design: Luxo, Pop, Cool, De 1937 Até Hoje, exh. cat., Museu do Design, Lisbon, 1999, fig. 224; Conway Lloyd Morgan, Marc Newson, London, 2002, pp. 144-145; Louise Neri, ed., Marc Newson, exh. cat., Gagosian Gallery, New York, 2007, p. 64

Via Phillips de Pury & Company.

Etienne Bossut Chair Installation in the Paris Rodin Museum


Currently he exhibits three installations named Laocoöns as a sequel to the exhibition “Passion at Work, Rodin and Freud, collectors” in the Rodin Museum in Paris.

Thus proving that this chair is stackable:-)

It folds back into Freud’s theories reinterpreted by his pupil Reich to explain libido…and the fact that Rodin sculpted his famous Laocoön group…I must admit the finesses are lost to me, but it gave me an opportunity to share these photos with you.


Bossut created the threesome in 2005 and they are part of the Ginette Moulin and Guillaume Houzé Collection.

I’m Sorry I catched only two of the three installations.

London Design Festival 2008 (5): Pillips de Pury | Marc Newson Wicker Felt chair



This Wicker Felt chair by Marc Newson is for sale at Phillip de Pury’s upcoming sale of tomorrow, see Lot nr 129. I am curious how much it will fetch at this sale at this side of the pond. The wicker version has the following track record at Christies:

  • $3,360 at Christie’s Sale 1749, a mini house sale at New York, Rockefeller Plaza, 28 November 2006.
  • $8,400 at Christie’s Sale 1733, important 20th century decorative art & design, in New York, Rockefeller Plaza, 19 December 2006.
  • $9,600 at Christie’s Sale 1852, 20th century decorative arts and design (various owners), New York, Rockefeller Plaza, 5 June 2007.
  • $11,250 at Christie’s Sale 1950, an important private collection of mid-20th century design, New York, Rockefeller Plaza, 26 September 2007.
  • $5,000 at Christie’s Sale 1942, important 20th century decorative art & design, New York, Rockefeller Plaza, 18 December 2007.

Phillips de Pury’s estimate is £4,000-6,000

Update September 26, 2008:

The chair fetched £ 3,750 including 25 % buyers premium.

Marc Newson Felt Chair at Christie’s

Marc Newson Felt Chair at Christie's

Marc Newson Felt Chair at Christie’s

Marc Newson is becoming a regular at Christie’s. On September 16, 2008 there is another Felt Chair on sale.

Estimated £6,000 – £8,000 ($11,250 – $15,000)
Sale 5340 interiors – 20th century edition
16 September 2008 London, South Kensington

MARC NEWSON (b. 1963)
FELT CHAIR designed 1989, limited edition 93/99, 2005, chromed steel and FRB
83cm. high

At Christie’s

At this sale the Price Realized was: £6,250 ($11,219)

In March the same chair realized £10,625 ($21,091)