Marc Newson Biography
Marc Newson studied sculpture and jewelry at the Sydney University where he graduated in 1986. Thanks to an Australian Crafts Council grant, he staged his first solo exhibition at the age of 23. A year later he moved to Tokyo where he exhibits his work, notably his ‘Lockheed Lounge’, a riveted aluminum chaise longue, that has arguably become one of the icons of contemporary design.
Marc Newson likes to experiment with different materials, pushing the limits of their application in order to create furniture with curved and sleek lines. Some of his most famous works include the Embryo Chair, made of moulded plastic and a tripod aluminium frame, as well as the Black Hole Table in moulded carbon fiber, the Event Horizon Table, manufactured by an Aston Martin restoration firm, and later the Orgone seating series.
His pieces are part of permanent collections of many major museums such as the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Design Museum (London), V&A Museum (London), Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou (Paris), etc.
Born in Australia, Marc Newson resides in London where his company, Marc Newson Limited, has been based since 1997.