Design is about improving things and about looking to the future, pushing the technology forward. For me, as a designer, it is a great opportunity to improve on what is already out there, to simplify, beautify, and technologically improve.

Marc Newson

Marc Newson b. 1964

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.

Auction Results Marc Newson

MARC NEWSON, Important and unique desk from Syn Studios, Tokyo | wright20.com

Marc Newson

Important and unique desk from Syn Studios, Tokyo

estimate: $200,000–300,000
result: $515,000
MARC NEWSON, Event Horizon table | wright20.com

Marc Newson

Event Horizon table

estimate: $200,000–300,000
result: $215,000
MARC NEWSON, Micarta table | wright20.com

Marc Newson

Micarta table

estimate: $70,000–90,000
result: $143,000
MARC NEWSON, Low Voronoi Shelf | wright20.com

Marc Newson

Low Voronoi Shelf

estimate: $90,000–120,000
result: $106,250
MARC NEWSON, Mystery clock | wright20.com

Marc Newson

Mystery clock

estimate: $50,000–70,000
result: $77,500
MARC NEWSON, Nickel surfboard | wright20.com

Marc Newson

Nickel surfboard

estimate: $30,000–50,000
result: $62,500
MARC NEWSON, prototype Nickel Surfboard | wright20.com

Marc Newson

prototype Nickel Surfboard

estimate: $50,000–70,000
result: $60,000
MARC NEWSON, Small Lathed Table | wright20.com

Marc Newson

Small Lathed Table

estimate: $30,000–50,000
result: $50,000
MARC NEWSON, Embryo settee | wright20.com

Marc Newson

Embryo settee

estimate: $25,000–30,000
result: $45,600
MARC NEWSON, Hourglass (10 minute), model HGS10 | wright20.com

Marc Newson

Hourglass (10 minute), model HGS10

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $43,750
MARC NEWSON, chairs from the Coast restaurant, pair | wright20.com

Marc Newson

chairs from the Coast restaurant, pair

estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $43,200
MARC NEWSON, set of five Bucky lounge chairs from the Fondation Cartier, Paris | wright20.com

Marc Newson

set of five Bucky lounge chairs from the Fondation Cartier, Paris

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $33,600
MARC NEWSON, Rare Strelka flatware | wright20.com

Marc Newson

Rare Strelka flatware

estimate: $30,000–50,000
result: $32,500
MARC NEWSON, Important and early chair | wright20.com

Marc Newson

Important and early chair

estimate: $30,000–50,000
result: $27,500
MARC NEWSON, Komed chairs, set of six | wright20.com

Marc Newson

Komed chairs, set of six

estimate: $30,000–40,000
result: $25,000
MARC NEWSON, Early Hourglass (10 minute), model HGS10 | wright20.com

Marc Newson

Early Hourglass (10 minute), model HGS10

estimate: $12,000–18,000
result: $23,750