The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences acknowledges Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land and gives respect to the Elders – past and present – and through them to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are advised that the MAAS website contains a range of Indigenous Cultural Material. This includes artworks, artifacts, images and recordings of people who may have passed away, and other objects which may be culturally sensitive.
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...

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 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 September 2019, <https://ma.as/9732>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/9732 |title='Orgone' lounge by Marc Newson |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=20 September 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

Know more about this object?

TELL US

Have a question about this object?

ASK US