Lockheed Lounge (1988) Image by Karin Catt
Orgone Stretch and Lounge (1993) Image by Fabrice Gousset/Courtesy of Galerie Kreo
TASCHEN has announced the release of a new book of Marc Newson's complete works to date. Being the mastermind behind the most celebrated designs of the past two decades, Newson hardly needs an introduction. This versatile designer's impact on the industry, has been enormous since he first graduated in jewellery and sculpture design from Sydney College of Arts in 1984. A year later he began exhibiting the now iconic Lockheed Lounge Chair, moved to Tokyo and the Paris where he set up a studio and later London where he now lives. He's created anything from salt shakers to Jaeger LeCoultre watches and Qantas A380 interior. Be it the Lockheed Lounge Chair (one of which was sold at the record price of two million dollars at Sotheby's) or cookware for Tefal, Newson's aesthetic vision is driven by the sense of incessant discovery and his fascination with futuristic aspects of modernism.
TASCHEN's comprehensive tome meticulously catalogues the designer's achievements and presents thorough case studies of his particularly significant projects. A profound perspective on Newson's career, which successfully marries design and art, is complemented by a scrupulous interview by Louise Neri, a Gagosian Gallery director. The multilingual limited edition (English, French, German) of 1000 numbered and signed copies are available from TASCHEN's online shop at £650 each.