Marc Newson

Marc Newson is a widely recognized Australian industrial designer. Born in Sydney, Australia, Newson graduated from the Sydney College of the Arts, having studied jewelry and sculpture. In 1986, the Australian Crafts Council awarded Newson a grant, who subsequently held an exhibition featuring his breakthrough design, the Lockheed Lounge, which was featured in a Madonna music video. After a stint in Tokyo where he designed the iconic Embryo Chair, Newson moved to Paris in 1991 where he co-founded the Ikepod watch company in 1994 with Oliver Ike. Moving to London in 1997, Newson set up Marc Newson Ltd. with business partner Benjamin de Haan, under which he has produced most of his major works to date, ranging in everything from aircraft design and product design, to furniture design, jewelry, and clothing. Newson is close friends with Apple’s Jony Ive, a relationship which has led to many collaborative projects, as well as his joining the Apple design team in 2014. Newson has also designed for G-Star RAW, Pentax, Leica, Hermes, and Nike, and his works are featured in museums worldwide, like Paris’ Centre Georges Pompidou, New York’s MoMA, and London’s Victoria & Albert Museum. His design style has been described as biomorphic, utilizing smooth flowing lines, translucency and a lack of sharp edges.

“I’m an Unusual Designer”: Marc Newson on the Many Sides to His Creativity
Design 

“I’m an Unusual Designer”: Marc Newson on the Many Sides to His Creativity

In an exclusive interview with HYPEBEAST, Newson reflects on his ability to go from gallery to home office in the space of two chairs.

Marc Newson Takes Over Gagosian Shop in London
Design

Marc Newson Takes Over Gagosian Shop in London

Get your hands on both old icons and new pieces.

De Bethune x HG Timepiece Blue 127 Million Nanoballs For Marc Newson Hourglass
Watches

De Bethune x HG Timepiece Blue 127 Million Nanoballs For Marc Newson Hourglass

The limited edition run of 36 piece is coming soon.

Former Apple Design Chief Jony Ive Signs Multi-Year Deal With Ferrari
Design

Former Apple Design Chief Jony Ive Signs Multi-Year Deal With Ferrari

Collaborating with the automaker’s renowned designer Flavio Manzoni.

Marc Newson’s 'Quobus' Goes on Show at Galerie Kreo
Design

Marc Newson’s 'Quobus' Goes on Show at Galerie Kreo

Providing endless bookshelf solutions.


One of 10 Ikepod Hemipode Chronographs Is up for Auction
Watches

One of 10 Ikepod Hemipode Chronographs Is up for Auction

Said to be Kanye West’s favorite watch.

A Prototype of Jony Ive and Marc Newson's $1.8 Million USD Leica Is up for Auction
Design

A Prototype of Jony Ive and Marc Newson's $1.8 Million USD Leica Is up for Auction

With a starting bid of $118,000 USD.

Ikepod Works With New York Artist on Skaters in the Sky
Watches

Ikepod Works With New York Artist on Skaters in the Sky

Limited Edition sees artist channel his expertise in ‘Street Anthropology’.

IKEPOD Finds Rare NOS KAWS Horizon Watch in Inventory
Watches

IKEPOD Finds Rare NOS KAWS Horizon Watch in Inventory

Along with other Marc Newson-designed gems.

The Hour Glass' 40th Anniversary "Then Now Beyond" Exhibition
Art 

The Hour Glass' 40th Anniversary "Then Now Beyond" Exhibition

Commissioned works from Daniel Arsham, nendo, Marc Newson, and more.

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