en suite with the following lot
produced by Idée, Tokyo
neoprene, polyurethane foam, aluminum
31⅞ x 33 x 35½ in. (80.7 x 83.8 x 90.1 cm)
Overall in very good condition. The rubber surfaces with very minor spotty black surface stains throughout concentrated to the seating area and upper backrest area, consistent with gentle use and not visually distracting. The steel legs with some surface residue and transparent adhesive residue which are not visually distracting and can be removed at the client’s discretion. Marc Newson received the 1999 Red Dot Design Award for this iconic design.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Galerie kreo, Paris
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2005
Mario Romanelli, "Marc Newson: Progetti tra il 1987 e il 1990," Domus, March 1990, p. 65
Conway Lloyd Morgan, Marc Newson, New York, 2001, pp. 134-136 and 152-153
Stephen Crafti, Request. Response. Reaction: The Designers of Australia and New Zealand, Victoria, 2002, pp. 86 and 90
Steven Skov Holt and Mara Holt Skov, Blobjects and Beyond: The New Fluidity in Design, San Francisco, 2005, pp. 40-41
Gareth Williams, The Furniture Machine: Furniture Since 1990, London, 2006, p. 86 (for the model in green)
Alison Castle, Marc Newson, London, 2012, pp. 30-33