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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

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 …


Object No.


Object Statement

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

Physical Description

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 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 17 October 2021, <>


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This object is currently on display in Art & Design at the Museums Discovery Centre.


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