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2001/113/1 Lounge, 'Orgone', fibreglass, designed by Marc Newson, Sydney, Australia, 1989, made by Cappellini, Italy, about 2001. Click to enlarge.

'Orgone' lounge by Marc Newson

Designed
Marc Newson is Australia's most successful contemporary designer. Since graduating in jewellery and sculpture from Sydney College of the Arts in 1984 he has worked in Japan, Italy and France and currently runs a high profile international practice in London. During his 15-year career he has designed furniture, lighting, interiors, homewares, a bike, a concept car and a jet. He appears regularly in international design journals and his work is represented in collections thoughout the world. He …

Summary

Object No.

2001/113/1

Object Statement

Lounge, 'Orgone', fibreglass, designed by Marc Newson, Sydney, Australia, 1989, made by Cappellini, Italy, about 2001

Physical Description

Horizontal 'hourglass'-shaped chaise-longue form of shiny green moulded fibreglass. The upper raised end is supported on one cone shaped fibreglass leg and the lower end supported on two cone legs. Manufacturer's mark on underside of body.

Marks

Manufacturer's mark inscribed on label adhered to underside of body, centre, silver text on black, "cappellini".

Dimensions

Height

500 mm

Width

1800 mm

Depth

750 mm

Production

Notes

Designed by Marc Newson, Sydney in 1989. Sketches for this design are held at 90/724-6/18 and made by Cappellini, Italy, about 2000 to 2001

History

Notes

Acquired from the manufacturer.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 2001

Acquisition Date

20 November 2001

Cite this Object

Harvard

'Orgone' lounge by Marc Newson 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 19 January 2022, <https://ma.as/9732>

Wikipedia

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