‘Lockheed Lounge’ by Marc Newson, Sydney

Made by Newson, Marc in Sydney, 1990.

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 a...

Summary

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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.

Dimensions

635 mm
900 mm

Production

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.
Newson, Marc 1990
Newson, Marc 1988-1989

Source

Purchased 1991

Cite this Object

'Lockheed Lounge' by Marc Newson, Sydney 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 23 May 2017, <https://ma.as/112356>
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