Marc Newson is one of the most accomplished and influential designers of his generation. At 45, he has already worked across a wide range of disciplines to create everything from chairs, household objects, a bicycle and a concept car to restaurants, a recording studio and interiors of private and commercial jets, for clients based in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.
Newson born in Sydney but spent much of his childhood travelling in Europe and Asia. He started experimenting with furniture design as a student and, after graduation, was awarded a grant from the Australian Crafts Council with which he staged his first exhibition – featuring the Lockheed Lounge – a piece that has now, twenty years later, set three consecutive world records at auction.
He takes further in the business world and founded and run a number of successful companies, including a fine watch brand and an aerospace design consultancy, and has also held senior management positions at client companies; including currently being the Creative Director of Qantas Airways.
Orgone Chair, 1993 – Pod
Diode Lamp 2003 – Corian
Hotel Puerta America – Madrid 2005 – Madrid
Voronoi Shelf – White Carrara Marble 2007 – Gagosian Gallery, New York
Supercell 2009 – London Design Festival