MARC NEWSON (B. 1963)
MARC NEWSON (B. 1963)
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MARC NEWSON (B. 1963)

A 'BLACK HOLE' TABLE, 2000

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MARC NEWSON (B. 1963)
A 'Black Hole' table, 2000
carbon-fibre
produced by Marc Newson Ltd., London, number 1 from the edition of 10 plus 2 prototypes and 2 artist's proofs
28 1/3 x 39 3/8 x 98 3/8 in. (72 x 100 x 250 cm.)
underside signed Newson and numbered 1 / 10
Provenance
Phillips de Pury & Co., London, 24 April 2008, lot 135;
Acquired from the above, private collection, London;
Thence by descent to the present owner.
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Lot Essay


Newson's Black Hole Table endures as a defining example of the designer's abilities to celebrate the properties of new, synthetic or extruded materials. Often these are associated with the aviation industry, and have included aluminium, neoprene rubber, Micarta, and in the case of the present example, carbon-fibre. The process for the production of carbon-fibre was originally patented by the Ministry of Defence in the early 1960s, with a concession to manufacture being granted to Rolls Royce Aviation, and to Courtauld's. Of extreme light weight and strength, the synthetically-woven DNA of carbon-fibre masquerades as the substance of Life itself - carbon - here engaged as an oblique, opaque, smooth polished sentinel of timelessness, redolent of science fiction, as befits the stylised black hole of Space.
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