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91/1309 Chaise longue, 'Lockheed Lounge', and pattern mould, fibreglass / aluminium / polyester resin / polyurethane, designed by Marc Newson, made by Marc Newson and Eckhard Reissig, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1988-1990. Click to enlarge.

‘Lockheed Lounge’ by Marc Newson, Sydney

Designed
Marc Newson is Australia's most successful contemporary designer. Since graduating from Sydney College of the Arts in 1984, he has worked in Japan, Italy and France and currently runs a high profile international practice in London. During his 20-year career he has designed, amongst other things, furniture, lighting, interiors, watches, home wares, a bike, a concept car and a jet. Most recently Newson has designed the Qantas business-class Skybed and first class lounges in Sydney and Melbourne as well as the new Qantas A380 Airbus interiors. He appears regularly in international design journals and his work is represented in collections throughout the world.

Newson first displayed his iconic 'Lockheed Lounge' in his graduation exhibition at Sydney College of the Arts in 1983. He then launched a commercial version in 1986 at a Sydney gallery where it created a sensation. Produced in a limited edition since the late 1980s, it is now an international design icon.

Anne Watson
March 2008

Summary

Object No.

91/1309

Object Statement

Chaise longue, 'Lockheed Lounge', and pattern mould, fibreglass / aluminium / polyester resin / polyurethane, designed by Marc Newson, made by Marc Newson and Eckhard Reissig, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1988-1990

Physical Description

Chaise longue of continuous curve shapes formed around a reinforced fibreglass shell, clad in aluminium sheets which are beaten to shape and fitted by hand with blind rivets. The chaise longue has three legs with slightly curved feet, one the the front and two at the rear.

Full size pattern mould for chaise longue constructed of reddish brown coloured polyester resin and polyurethane. The mould reproduces the continuous curve shapes of the chaise longue and was used to make the shell.

Marks

Manufacturer's mark on underside near front leg, stamped "BASECRAFT SYDNEY 007".

Dimensions

Height

900 mm

Width

635 mm

Production

Notes

The lounge was designed by Marc Newson, Sydney, Australia, 1988-1989 and made by Eckhard Reissig, Sydney, Australia, 1990. The mould was made by Marc Newson, Sydney, Australia, 1988-1989.

History

Notes

The mould was used to make early versions of the Lockheed Lounge.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1991

Acquisition Date

11 November 1991

Cite this Object

Harvard

'Lockheed Lounge' by Marc Newson, Sydney 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 16 January 2021, <https://ma.as/112356>

Wikipedia

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