A Seamless Aesthetic
The Micarta table is a continuation of the seamless aesthetic Marc Newson introduced to his oeuvre more than two decades earlier and exemplified by seminal designs such as the Lockheed Lounge (1984), Black Hole table (1988) and Event Horizon table (1992). Unlike the precursors that were made of common materials like aluminum and carbon fiber, the pieces from the Micarta line are made, as the title suggests, of micarta, a composite epoxy laminate frequently used in industrial applications.
Produced in a limited edition, the Micarta works were presented at Gagosian Gallery in 2007. The present lot is number 3 from the edition of 10. It was acquired directly from Gagosian Gallery by the present owner.
Born in Sydney in 1963, Marc Newson spent his childhood traveling in Europe and Asia. His mother took a job working for a leading Australian architecture firm, exposing Newson to design at early age. He attended Sydney College of the Arts to study jewelry and sculpture, graduating in 1984. Newson was awarded a grant from the Australian Crafts Council to stage his first exhibition where he presented his Lockheed Lounge Chair that would be purchased by the National Gallery of Southern Australia. Newson moved to Tokyo in 1989 where he met the owner of Idée, Teuro Kurosaki with whom he would produce numerous designs for over the years. From Tokyo, Newson moved to Paris before settling in London and opening his own design studio, Marc Newson Ltd. Not one to be categorized, Newson has designed cars, jets, and watches in addition to his iconic furniture. In 2005, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world. His work is housed in the collections of several major museums around the globe including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.
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