‘Chair Marc 1’ by Marc Newson

Made by Newson, Marc in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1985.

This aluminium and steel chair, ‘Marc 1’, was designed and made in Sydney by Marc Newson in 1985. Internationally successful Australian designer Marc Newson studied jewellery and sculpture before turning to furniture design in 1985. Described by him as ‘jewellery for the bottom’, the ‘Marc 1’ reflects his early concern for creating post-modern designs that blur the boundaries of furniture and sculpture.


Chair,'Chair Marc I', aluminium / steel/ [polyurethane] foam, Marc Newson, Sydney, Australia, 1985

Chair of aluminium and steel. The back is cylindrical shaped and is constructed of black foam covered with aluminium sheet. The stiles, arms and legs are constructed of black enamelled steel. The stiles are curved and extend to the legs which are angled and extend to form triangular shaped arms. The aluminium seat has curved front and back edges and rests on a black enamelled steel frame. The seat is detachable.


820 mm
480 mm
590 mm


This chair was designed and made by Marc Newson, Sydney, Australia, 1985
Newson, Marc 1985


Purchased with the assistance of the Crafts Board, Australia Council and Monahan Dayman Adams
24 June, 1985

Cite this Object

'Chair Marc 1' by Marc Newson 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 17 December 2017, <https://ma.as/20065>
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