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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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