Marc Newson

Marc Newson

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Marc Newson (born 1963) was born in Sydney, Australia. Now based in London, he is a successful industrial designer who works in aircraft design, product design, furniture design, jewellery, and clothing. He incorporates a design style known as biomorphism to his various designs. This style uses smooth flowing lines, translucency, transparency and tends to have an absence of sharp edges.

He is of Greek origins on his mother's side. and has two children.

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In 1984 Newson graduated at the Sydney College of the Arts in jewellery and sculpture. In 1986 he was awarded a grant from the Australian Crafts Council and staged a first exhibition featuring the Lockheed Lounge. The following year he moved to Tokyo, where he lived and worked until he moved to Paris in 1991 where he set up a studio.

In 1997 he moved to London, where he and his partner Benjamin de Haan set up Marc Newson Ltd and still has a house in Paris. He is currently adjunct professor in design at Sydney College of the Arts (where he first studied sculpture and jewellery) and is the creative director for Qantas. He co-founded and owns the Ikepod watch company.

He describes his 1988 Embryo Chair as "one of the first pieces where I hit upon a discernible style." In 2005, he was selected as one of Time...
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