‘Coast’ chair by Marc Newson

Made by Newson, Marc in England, 1995.

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 had 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 mate...

Summary

Object No.

2003/67/1

Physical Description

Dining chair, 'Coast', wood / plastic, designed and made by Marc Newson, Paris, France / London, England, 1995

Dining chair, the rectangular, round-cornered backrest of moulded oak framing a yellow-painted, polyurethane foam-upholstered centre cushion, the back connected to the seat by an oak splat and the seat of similar design to the backrest and supported on four slightly splayed legs with rounded outer edges.

Dimensions

Height

780 mm

Width

440 mm

Depth

450 mm

Production

Notes

This chair was designed and made by Marc Newson in 1995.

Made

Newson, Marc 1995

History

Notes

Used in the Coast restaurant, London until (the late 1990s). Loaned to the 'Marc Newson: design works' exhibition (Aug 2001) as part of a large loan from Marc Newson (presumably borrowed by Newson from the current donor). Presumably acquired by the donor from the restaurant when it closed down in (the late 1990s).

Used

1995-1999

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Paul Hughes, 2003

Acquisition Date

24 April, 2003

Cite this Object

Harvard

'Coast' chair by Marc Newson 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 January 2018, <https://ma.as/12164>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/12164 |title='Coast' chair by Marc Newson |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=24 January 2018 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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