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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

Made by Cappellini in Italy, Europe, 2001.

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 is...


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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.


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



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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



Acquired from the manufacturer.


Credit Line

Purchased 2001

Acquisition Date

19 November 2001

Cite this Object


'Orgone' lounge by Marc Newson 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 October 2019, <>


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