1963 - -
Marc Newson is a contemporary Australian multi-media designer. Newson graduated from Sydney College of Arts in 1984, with a degree in jewelry and sculpture. In 1986 he had his first exhibition which featured his now iconic Lockheed Chair. In the late 1980s he moved to Japan and worked for the Idée design company, where he designed several chairs including the Embryo chair. In the early 1990s he moved to Paris and designed for Philippe Starck and later Finnish company Iittala and also Alessi in Italy. In 1994 he formed watch company Ikepod, together with Swiss businessman Oliver Ike. In 1997 he moved to London where he designed the MN01 bicyle for Biomega, a concept car for Ford and the livery for a privately owned jet. In 2006 he was named creative director for Qantas Airways, where he designed their first class lounges in Sydney and Melbourne airports. In 2006, in Britain, he was named Royal Designer for Industry. He was later approached by Georg Jensen to design a limited edition tea service, which was released in 2014.
Marc Newson's work is included in the collections of several major museums around the world, including the Design Museum in London; the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris; the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.