- Marc Newson -

Marc Newson

Australia — b. 1963

Biography

Marc Newson is the most acclaimed and influential designer of his generation. He has worked across a wide range of disciplines, creating everything from furniture and household objects, to bicycles and cars, private and commercial aircraft, yachts, various architectural commis­sions, and signature sculptural pieces for clients across the globe. Born in Sydney, Newson spent much of his childhood travelling in Europe and Asia. He started experimenting with furniture design as a student and, after graduation, was awarded a grant from the Australian Crafts Council with which he staged his first exhibition – featuring the Loc­kheed Lounge – a piece that has now, twenty years later, set three consecutive world records at auction...

Marc Newson is the most acclaimed and influential designer of his generation. He has worked across a wide range of disciplines, creating everything from furniture and household objects, to bicycles and cars, private and commercial aircraft, yachts, various architectural commis­sions, and signature sculptural pieces for clients across the globe. Born in Sydney, Newson spent much of his childhood travelling in Europe and Asia. He started experimenting with furniture design as a student and, after graduation, was awarded a grant from the Australian Crafts Council with which he staged his first exhibition – featuring the Loc­kheed Lounge – a piece that has now, twenty years later, set three consecutive world records at auction.

Newson has lived and worked in Tokyo, Paris, and London where he is now based, and he continues to travel widely. His clients include a broad range of the best known and most pres­tigious brands in the world – from manufacturing and technology to transportation, fashion and the luxury goods sector. Many of his designs have been a runaway success for his clients and have achieved the status of modern design icons. In addition to his core business, he has also founded and run a number of successful companies, including a fine watch brand and an aerospace design consultancy, and has also held senior management positions at client companies. He is currently the Brand Ambassador for Qantas Airways and Designer for Special Projects at Apple.

Marc Newson was included in Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and has received numerous awards and distinctions: he was appointed The Royal Designer for Industry in the UK, received an honorary doctorate from Sydney University, holds Adjunct Pro­fessorships at Sydney College of the Arts and Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and in 2012 was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) by Her Majesty the Queen. His work is present in many major museum collections, including the MoMA in New York, Lon­don’s Design Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum, the Centre Pompidou and the Vitra Design Museum. Having set numerous records at auction, Newson’s work now accounts for almost 25% of the total contemporary design market. Newson has been the focus of on-going and intense interest in the media, generating signifi­cant editorial value for his clients, and has been the subject of a number of books and docu­mentary films.

Photo credits: © Jorn Tomter

Solo Shows

Marc Newson - Quobus by Marc Newson
Solo Show

September 15 - November 20, 2021

Marc Newson - Quobus by Marc Newson
Solo Show

September 11 - November 20, 2021

Marc Newson - Marc Newson
Solo Show

January 10 - February 28, 2004

Marc Newson - 19 | Bertrand Lavier / Marc Newson
Solo Show

June 01 - July 27, 2002

Marc Newson - Marc Newson
Solo Show

June 15 - July 29, 2000

Group Shows

Marc Newson - step by step
Group Show

September 16 - November 05, 2022

Marc Newson - Design Miami/ Basel 2022
Fair

June 13 - June 19, 2022

Marc Newson - TEFAF New York 2022
Fair

May 05 - May 10, 2022

Marc Newson - 'inside'
Group Show

December 08, 2021 - April 09, 2022

Marc Newson - 20 years
Group Show

September 25 - December 24, 2019

Marc Newson - Didier Lavier
Group Show

September 13 - November 04, 2017

Marc Newson - One piece a day
Group Show

September 12 - October 22, 2016

Marc Newson - FOG Art+Design San Francisco
Fair

January 13 - January 17, 2016

Marc Newson - shades of variety
Group Show

March 25 - May 23, 2015

Marc Newson - Only wood
Group Show

November 05 - December 20, 2014

Marc Newson - To be continued
Group Show

October 30 - December 20, 2014

Marc Newson - Ensemble
Group Show

October 12 - November 24, 2012

Marc Newson - matières à réflexion
Group Show

February 10 - May 15, 2011

Marc Newson - 10 printemps en automne
Group Show

September 12 - October 31, 2009

Marc Newson - transition
Group Show

November 29, 2008 - January 24, 2009

Marc Newson - a black show...
Group Show

June 02 - July 13, 2007

Marc Newson - Miroirs
Group Show

November 15 - December 20, 2003

Marc Newson - Les designers de la galerie
Group Show

March 01 - April 19, 2003

Marc Newson - Sit Down 1950-2001
Group Show

December 08, 2001 - January 19, 2002

kreo in motion

‘kreo in motion’ is a series of short films re-imagining pieces of the gallery through the eye of talented motion designers and animators! Every month a series of 3 animations will be posted at regular intervals. Each series will be dedicated to the creative practice of a different motion designer - blank canvas to …

Quobus 1,2,4 by Rohan Mudgal

Rohan Mudgal’s second animation features the monochrome blue modular bookshelf from Marc Newson's 'Quobus' series. The animation highlights the playful aspect of the Quobus shelves, deconstructing them even further than just their separate modules; groove by groove, and flat surface by flat surface. Rohan's imagery, paired with his original sound design, sweeps us into a tranquil whirlwind as if in a dream. As the elements come together, the final shot depicts the inherent versatility of the shelves, showing how they can be used to hold just about anything.

Embryo by Jake Tyas

In this animation, Jake Tyas illustrates Marc Newson’s iconic 'Embryo chair'. Monochrome, glitchy water-like blotches bubble into shape to slowly make up the 'Embryo chair'.