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Details & Cataloguing

Design: Living in a Material World

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Marc Newson
SET OF FOUR 'KOMED' CEILING OR WALL LIGHTS, FOR THE OSMAN RESTAURANT, KOMED MEDIA PARK, COLOGNE, GERMANY
coated fibreglass
each: 22 x 56 cm diameter (8  5/8  x 22 in.)
designed 1996
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Literature

Alice Rawsthorn and Marc Newson, Marc Newson, London, 1999, pp. 134-135, 141, 215
Conway Lloyd Morgan, Marc Newson, London, 2003, p. 137

Catalogue Note

Marc Newson is an Australian industrial designer best known for designs involving areas as varied as aircraft, surfing, car design, pen and watch making and even hunting gun design amongst others. Often referred to as one of the greatest designers of the digital age, it is difficult to find something that he hasn’t tried to reinterpret. Alongside the work produced for major furniture and interior brands, his designs bear witness to carefully considered user-friendliness and a recognisable biomorphic and futuristic style that has promoted his work’s visual identity since the 1980s.

This set of 4 Komed Lights comes in grey enamelled fibreglass and aluminium and are potentially also compatible with ceilings. By arranging an offset from the wall of the coated fibreglass discs, Marc Newson suspends these two circles in space. This allows them to be crisply drawn out against the contrast of the smooth beam of light that spills against the supporting wall, bringing forth a futuristic touch to a lighting device.

Design: Living in a Material World

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