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MARC NEWSON (b. 1963)
MARC NEWSON (b. 1963)
MARC NEWSON (b. 1963)
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MARC NEWSON (b. 1963)

'ALU-FELT' CHAIR, DESIGNED 1993

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MARC NEWSON (b. 1963)
'ALU-FELT' CHAIR, DESIGNED 1993
produced by Pod, number four from an edition of six with two prototypes, mirror-polished aluminium, with enamelled interior
34½ in. (87.5 cm.) high; 26 in. (66 cm.) wide; 38½ in. (98 cm.)
deep
impressed to flank Marc Newson, Pod, Pod Edition 4/6 MN

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Similar example illustrated:
A. Rawsthorn, Marc Newson, London, 1999, p. 85 (example with green enamelled interior);
C.L. Morgan, Marc Newson, London, 2003, p. 185 (example with blue enamelled interior);


Developed in 1993 as an edition of six examples, with interiors enamelled either blue, green or red, the Alu-Felt chair eloquently represented the translation into seamlessly manipulated aluminium of Newson's earlier eponymously-named Felt and Wicker chairs, produced from 1989 and 1990 respectively. The natural materials of the earlier versions of this form delivered homage to the traditional craft techniques of Japan, where Newson was then resident. The Alu-Felt chair, together with the companion Event Horizon table and Orgone series of seating, precipitated the arrival of a new aesthetic that was influenced by the aerodynamism of modern machine and digital technology, whilst retaining foundations in manual craft. In contrast to the contained, finite extruded forms of the companion series, the Alu-Felt chair uniquely distills the passion for Origami that first informed the original 1989 conception, revealing a precedent-defying monocoque structure daringly suggestive of a fluid mobility.

For further images see christies.com.

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