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'Lockheed Lounge' by Marc Newson, Sydney, 1988 - 1989
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Object statement
Chaise longue, 'Lockheed Lounge', and pattern mould, fibreglass/ aluminium/ polyester resin/ polyurethane, designed by Marc Newson, made by Marc Newson and Eckhard Reissig, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1988-1990
Marc Newson is Australia's most successful contemporary designer. Since graduating from Sydney College of the Arts in 1984, he has worked in Japan, Italy and France and currently runs a high profile international practice in London. During his 20-year career he has designed, amongst other things, furniture, lighting, interiors, watches, home wares, a bike, a concept car and a jet. Most recently Newson has designed the Qantas business-class Skybed and first class lounges in Sydney and Melbourne as well as the new Qantas A380 Airbus interiors. He appears regularly in international design journals and his work is represented in collections throughout the world.

Newson first displayed his iconic 'Lockheed Lounge' in his graduation exhibition at Sydney College of the Arts in 1983. He then launched a commercial version in 1986 at a Sydney gallery where it created a sensation. Produced in a limited edition since the late 1980s, it is now an international design icon.

Anne Watson
March 2008
The lounge was designed by Marc Newson, Sydney, Australia, 1988-1989

The lounge was made by Echard Reissig, Sydney, Australia, 1990; The mould was made by Marc Newson, Sydney, Australia, 1988-1989
The mould was used to make early versions of the Lockheed Lounge.

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Description
Chaise longue, 'Lockheed Lounge', and pattern mould, fibreglass/ aluminium/ polyester resin/ polyurethane, designed by Marc Newson, made by Marc Newson and Eckhard Reissig, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1988-1990

Chaise lounge of continuous curve shapes formed around a reinforced fibreglass shell. The lounge is clad in aluminium sheets which are beaten to shape and fitted by hand with blind rivets. The lounge has three legs with slightly curved feet, one at the front and two at the rear.

Full size mould for chaise lounge constructed of reddish brown coloured polyester resin and polyurethane. The mould reproduces the continuous curve shapes of the lounge and was used to make the shell for lounges.
Designed: Newson, Marc; Sydney; 1988 - 1989

Made: Newson, Marc; Sydney; 1990
Marks
Manufacturer's mark on underside near front leg, stamped "BASECRAFT SYDNEY 007".
91/1309
Production date
1988 - 1989

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Acquisition credit line
Purchased 1991
Subjects
+ Australian design
+ Furniture design
+ Interior design
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