Marc Newson  (Australian, 1963) 

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Marc Newson Biography
1963   Born in Sydney
1984   Studied jewellery and sculpture at Sydney College of the Arts. He started experimenting with furniture design as a student and, upon graduation, was awarded a grant from the Australian Crafts Council. Staged an exhibition (featuring the ‘Lockheed Loung') at the Roslyn Oxley Gallery in Sydney.
1987 - 1991   When the Japanese entrepreneur, Teruo Kurosaki, offered to put his designs into production, Newson moved to Tokyo, where he lived and worked. Kurosaki's company, Idée, manufactured such pieces as the Orange Lounge, Black Hole Table and Felt Chair, which were widely exhibited in Asia and Europe.
1991   Set up a studio in Paris and won commissions from prestigious European manufacturers including Flos for lighting, Cappellini and Moroso for furniture. He formed a joint venture, the Ikepod Watch Company, to manufacture the watches he designed, and produced limited editions of aluminium furniture including the Event Horizon Table and Orgone Chair.
1997   Moved to London, where he set up Marc Newson Ltd as a larger studio capable of tackling more ambitious industrial projects
2003   Commissioned by the Fondation Cartier to design a piece of his choosing, coinciding with his 40th birthday. The result was Kelvin40, a concept jet, exhibited at the Fondation Cartier in Paris (January - May 2004).
2004 - 2005   Received the commission to design entire aircraft interiors including airport lounges for the new A380 fleet for Qantas
Selected Exhibitions
2007   Gagosian Gallery, New York
2005   Design Museum, London
2004   Groninger Museum, The Netherlands
2004   Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain
2004   Galerie Kréo, Paris
2001   Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
2000   Galerie Kréo, Paris
1999   McLellan Gallery, Glasgow
1997   Villa de Noailles, Heyres, France
1995   Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris
1994   Internos Bis, Milan
1991   C&Bi Interior, Stockholm
1988   Idée, Tokyo
  Museum Collections
Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, France
Musée National d'Art Moderne Centre pompidou, Paris, France
National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
Fond National d'Art Contemporain, Puteaux, France
Museum of Lisbon, Portugal
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, USA
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, USA
Design Museum, London, UK
Musée des Art Décoratifs, Paris, France
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, US
Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany