Wood Chair by Marc Newson

Marc Newson. (Australian, born 1963) (via MoMA.org | The Collection | Marc Newson. Wood Chair. 1988)

Marc Newson Exhibition at Gagosian

At just 44 years of age, Sydney-born designer and longtime Wallpaper* favourite Marc Newson, has worked fast to achieve his superstar status, creating a vast and eclectic body of work in the process. His CV includes iconic furniture pieces, kitchen and household items, watches, footwear, commercial interior design, the Qantas ‘Skybed’ business class seat, a concept car for Ford, and even the lighting scheme for the Sydney Opera House during the 2000 Olympic Games. Three of his newest works are currently on display at London’s Gagosian Gallery until April 19. The show is the second for the designer at the Gagosian following a three-month exhibition of limited edition pieces last January in New York. Marc Newson ‘Extruded Table 3’ by Marc Newson Keen observers might find the sight oddly reminiscent; the sleek, seamless marble of ‘Extruded Table 3’, the honeycomb latticework of ‘Low Voronoi Shelf’, and the dark, almost viscous shell of ‘Carbon Fibre Chair’ are all variations on established themes, and reveal the designer’s evolutionary thought process at work. Newson, who has lived in London since 1997 and has a studio in Paris, currently serves as Adjunct Professor in Design at Sydney College of the Arts and is also the Creative Director for Qantas. His sumptuous redesign of the airline’s first class lounges in Sydney and Melbourne were unveiled last year and he has additionally been charged with the design of the fleet’s new Airbus A380 interiors. Spending 22 hours strapped into a flying seat never sounded so good. 12 March 2008 | Interiors

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A Marble table or stool by Marc Newson

Designer Marc Newson follows up his exhibition at Gagosian Gallery in New York last year with a new show at Gagosian in London opening this week, with some new pieces. The show opens tomorrow (Tuesday 4 March). See our stories about Newson’s first show at Gagosian in New York here. Above: Extruded Table 3, in Striato Olimpico marble, 2008.

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Solo Exhibition Marc Newson at Gagosian

Mark Newson’s solo exhibition at the Gagosian opens today.

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Newson Lockhead Chair sold for $2.2 million!

Many who find the typical art piece too pricey for their collection, designer furniture that brings together function and artistic creativity is a fantastic alternative. Consider the recent popularity of such furniture designers as Zaha Hadid and David Adjaye and their fresh takes on simple necessities like tables, chairs and shelves. One table by Hadid brought in $300,000 at an auction in 2005 but more recently a prototype of the Newson Lockhead chair sold for $2.2 million! Whether you prefer collectible furniture for its enjoyment in your home or the rate of return you can get on it later on in life, it is a fun change of pace from the typical oil painting or bronze sculpture.

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