Marc Newson’s First Solo U.S. Exhibition

The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents the first solo museum exhibition in the United States devoted to Australian designer Marc Newson, whose work draws influence from biomorphic and industrial sources. Though Marc Newson: At Home has a residential theme, the products on view—including furniture, clothing, appliances, and machines for transport—would interest designers from all backgrounds.

The exhibition is on view in the Perelman Building, Collab Gallery through April 20, 2014. The Collab Gallery is named for the group of collaborating design professionals that supports modern and contemporary design at the Museum. Collab honored Newson for his achievements with the 2013 Collab Design Excellence Award on November 22, 2013. The group’s annual Student Design Competition challenged students at area colleges to design and make a table, drawing inspiration, as Newson does, from science, technology, the arts, and nature. Caroline Tiger, a contributing editor to Contract, is on the board of Collab. Learn more about the group by visiting their Facebook page.

Lockheed Lounge, Designed 1985, made 1968-88, 1988. Designed by Marc Newson, Australian, born 1963. Riveted aluminum, fiberglass, rubberized paint, 35 × 66 × 25 inches (88.9 × 167.6 × 63.5 cm), Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Photography © Karin Catt

Diode Floor Lamp, 2007. Designed by Marc Newson, Australian, born 1963, Made by Pfeiffer GmbH & Co. KG, Asslar, Germany, Corian, aluminum, electrical components, 86 5/8 × 29 3/16 × 9 7/16 inches, 332 lb. (220 × 74.2 × 24 cm, 150.59 kg), Courtesy of Marc Newson and Gagosian Gallery

 

Nimrod Chair, Designed 1998‑2002. Designed by Marc Newson, Australian, born 1963, Made by Magis S.p.A.,Treviso, Italy. Blow‑molded plastic, polyurethane foam, wool or leather fabric, 31 1/2 × 24 × 33 inches (80 × 61 × 83.8 cm), Height of seat: 15 3/4 inches (40 cm), Photography © Tom Vack

 

Gas Stovetop, Designed 2008. Designed by Marc Newson, Australian, born 1963, Made by Smeg S.p.A. Guastalla, Italy, Stainless steel with cast iron panstands, 1 5/8 × 29 1/2 × 20 1/16 inches (4.2 × 75 × 51 cm)

 

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Ford 021C Concept Car, 1999. Designed by Marc Newson, Australian, born 1963. Carbon fiber, aluminum, plastic, 56 × 65 × 124 inches (142.2 × 165.1 × 315 cm), Courtesy of Ford Motor Company

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