‘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...


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.


780 mm
440 mm
450 mm


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


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).


Gift of Paul Hughes, 2003
24 April, 2003

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'Coast' chair by Marc Newson 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 September 2017, <https://ma.as/12164>
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