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2003/14/1 Chair, 'Bucky II', plastic, designed by Marc Newson / made by Artificial, England / Germany, 1995-2001. Click to enlarge.

‘Bucky II’ chair by Marc Newson

Made by Newson, Marc in London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom, Europe, 1995-2001.

Since graduating in sculpture and jewellery from Sydney College of the Arts in 1984, the trajectory of Marc Newson’s design career has been remarkable. He has developed a prolific international practice working from studios in Sydney, Tokyo, Paris and, since 1997, London. A highly versatile and consistently experimental designer, Newson’s work ranges from furniture and homewares, to interiors and watches, to a car and a bicycle. Comfortable in experimenting with a broad range of technologies and...


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Object Statement

Chair, 'Bucky II', plastic, designed by Marc Newson / made by Artificial, England / Germany, 1995-2001

Physical Description

Chair, 'Bucky II', plastic, designed by Marc Newson / made by Artificial, England / Germany, 1995-2001

Chair of yellow moulded rigid plastic in a legless, tri-form, concave shape resting directly on the ground; the end sections of each of the three projections hollowed-out to hold a connector component to enable the units to be joined together to form a dome.



The 'Bucky' was first designed by Marc Newson in 1995 as a module for the 'Bucky' dome commissioned by the Fondation Cartier, Paris. 'Bucky II' was designed in London in 1997 as a modified version of the original more suitable for domestic and commercial use.

Made by Artificial, Nuremberg, Germany about 2001.

Designed 1995/1997, made about 2001.



One of three Bucky's suspended in the foyer outside the entrance to the 'Marc Newson: design works' exhibition August 2001 to February 2002.

Cite this Object


'Bucky II' chair by Marc Newson 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 8 December 2019, <>


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This object is currently on display in Collection Gallery 1 at the Museums Discovery Centre.


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