Marc Newson is considered one of the most influential designers of his generation. He worked in several fields, and his followers include some of the most renowned and prestigious brands in the world, from various sectors such as manufacturing and technology, transportation, fashion, and luxury goods.
Newson was born in Sydney, Australia in 1963. He lived and worked in Sydney, Tokyo, Paris, and presently resides in London where his company, Marc Newson Limited, is based since 1997. He has ongoing collaborations with companies such as Apple, Louis Vuitton, Montblanc, Hermès, Nike, Hennessy, Dom Pérignon, Jaeger-LeCoultre, and Beretta, just to name a few.
Not only he controls his own company, but he also has crucial roles at clients’ companies, he was the Creative Director of Qantas Airways from 2005-2015, and Designer for Special Projects at Apple since his first involvement in the design of the “Apple Watch” (2014), for example.
Marc Newson graduated from Sydney University in 1986 and with the support of an Australian Crafts Council he organized his first solo exhibition at the age of 23. The exhibition featured his “Lockheed Lounge”, a riveted aluminum chaise longue, that has arguably become one of the most iconic contemporary design works. 30 years later, it already acquired four world record prices at auction for work created by a living designer. His design pieces remain highly coveted on the market and by 2010 accounted for 24% of total auction sales in the category for Sotheby’s, Christie’s, and Phillips.
Marc is the only designer represented by the Gagosian Gallery, and leading museums around the world supported solo exhibitions of his work.
Furthermore, his work is presented in the permanent collections of many major museums including: The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Design Museum (London), V&A Museum (London), Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou (Paris), Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Paris), Vitra Design Museum (Germany), Museum Angewandte Kunst (Frankfurt), Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (Rotterdam), Israel Museum (Jerusalem), Powerhouse Museum (Sydney), and the National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne). He has recently been appointed Chair of the London Design Museum’s International Design Council.
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