Pack your bags everyone, we’re heading over to Australia to take a closer look at industrial designer Marc Newson, another name that has contributed his work to modern design furniture. Newson also works in product design, clothing, jewelry, and even aircraft design. His work is well-known for its use of transparency, translucency, smooth geometric lines, and the lack of sharp edges.

Born in Sydney in 1963, Newson educated himself at the Sydney College of the Arts where he studied sculpture and jewelry, eventually graduating in 1984. Two years later the Australian Crafts Council awarded him a grant, allowing to stage his first exhibition. He then moved to Tokyo where he worked and resided for a few years before heading to Paris and setting up his own studio. His classic Embryo Chair debuted in 1988 and according to Newson it was the first time he came up with a discernible style.

In 1994 Newson served as one the founders of Swiss wristwatch manufacturer Ikepod. He moved to London in 1997 where he set up Marc Newson Ltd, but still maintains his home in Paris. When he isn’t designing pieces, he works as an adjunct professor at his alma mater Sydney College of the Arts, the creative director for major Australian airline Qantas, and he also works for Apple.

Marc Newson has been featured in Time magazine and his work continues to fetch some of the highest prices in auctions. You can see a little more of his work by clicking here.

This update is provided by CA Modern Home, offering an extensive selection of modern home furniture by many respected brands and designers like Sori Yanagi.  Call us at 1-800-605-1859 for any sales inquiries or more information on furniture by Eames, George Nelson, and the many other iconic designers.

Jesse Brody
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