di Alison Castle
He has designed chairs, restaurants, boutiques, cars, planes, and even a spaceship. For Australian industrial designer Marc Newson, the sky is no limit. From mass-produced objects to limited edition furniture to fashion, Newson has blurred boundaries, mapped new territories, and made himself an international superstar.
This comprehensive tome leaves no stone unturned in cataloguing all of Newson’s works to date, from early pieces such as Lockheed Lounge (which holds the world record for the highest price paid for a piece of designer furniture, at over two million dollars) through designs of household objects and more recent, large scale projects such as the interior of Qantas’s A380 and the Aquariva boat.
Contributing authors: Laszlo Adams, Nicholas Foulkes, Louise Neri, and Alice Rawsthorn
The Collector’s Edition (No. 101–1,100) is limited to 1,000 numbered and signed copies, each in a linen-covered slipcase.
> Born in Sydney, Australia, Marc Newson (*1963) studied jewelry and sculpture at Sydney College of the Arts before moving to Tokyo where he designed his first production works for Idée. Subsequently based in Paris and London, where he lives and works, Newson quickly became one of the world’s most accomplished and influential designers. Newson’s designs are present in most major permanent museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, London’s Design Museum, Centre Georges Pompidou, and the Vitra Design Museum. Newson holds adjunct professorships in design at Sydney College of the Arts and Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and in the UK has been appointed ‘Royal Designer for Industry.’ In 2005, TIME Magazine listed him as one of the top 100 influential people in the world. In 2011, he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Her Majesty the Queen.
> Alison Castle received a BA in philosophy from Columbia University and an MA in photography and film from New York University (NYU/International Center of Photography masters program). She is the editor of titles on photography, film, and design, including Some Like it Hot, The Stanley Kubrick Archives, and Linda McCartney: Life in Photographs.
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