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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE MANHATTAN COLLECTION

Marc Newson
"MICARTA" DESK
Estimate
60,00080,000
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233

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE MANHATTAN COLLECTION

Marc Newson
"MICARTA" DESK
Estimate
60,00080,000
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Details & Cataloguing

20th Century Design

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New York

Marc Newson
"MICARTA" DESK
from an edition of 2 with 2 artist's proofs and 2 prototypes
linen phenolic composite
28  3/4  x 101  1/8  x 38  1/4  in. (73 x 256.9 x 71.7 cm)
2006
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Provenance

Gagosian Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2007

Literature

Louise Neri, ed., Marc Newson, exh. cat., Gagosian Gallery, New York, 2007, pp. 48-51

Catalogue Note

The present lot highlights Marc Newson's furniture pieces that intersect design and the re-envisioning of industrial materials for functionality.  Marc Newson constructed this desk from micarta, an industrial compound invented originally for electrical insulation.  Newson began using micarta in circa 2006 to create a series of furnishings characterized by a warm brown coloration and sleek, almost aerodynamic surfaces, as seen in the clean lines of this desk.  Newson's used this material as an opportunity to repurpose and revalue an historical, nearly anachronistic material—especially in a different economic and design climate than when this material was first invented approximately 100 years ago for industrial insulation purposes.

20th Century Design

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New York