10 August 2001 - 3 February 2002
The career of Australian-born designer Marc Newson has been remarkably successful. Since graduating in jewellery and sculpture from Sydney College of the Arts in 1984, he has worked from studios in Sydney, Tokyo, Paris and most recently London. Today he is one of the world’s most innovative, versatile and high-profile designers.
Comprising over 200 objects, this was the first major retrospective of Marc Newson’s work and surveyed the extraordinary range of his career to date, from furniture and interiors, to watches and homewares, from a bicycle to a car and even a private jet. Highlights of the exhibition included the sleek aluminium Lockheed lounge, the neoprene-clad Embryo chair, product design for Alessi, the award-winning MN02 bicycle for Biomega as well as a range of current projects.
Drawings, models, prototypes and multimedia programs provided insights into Newson’s creative method, the varied technical processes involved in the production of his work, and the marketing initiatives that have contributed to the international scope of his reputation. Constantly in demand by private and corporate clients, Marc Newson’s work is also represented in museum collections throughout the world.
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