A new book on Marc Newson features a breadth of work from industrial design to exhibitions and fashion and most things in between. Beginning his career designing furniture, Marc Newson has worked with the world's best manufacturers including Idée, B&B Italia, Magis and Cappellini. The Lockheed Lounge first made by Newson in a workshop in Sydney, and in the Powerhouse Museum's contemporary furniture collection, holds the record for the world's highest price paid for a piece of furniture when it sold for $2.5 million. Born in Sydney and now based in London Marc Newson's international accolades include receiving a CBE in the 2012 New Year Honours for services to design and a Royal Designer for Industry in the UK.
The most comprehensive encyclopedia of Newson's works to date – arranged into chapters on furniture, objects, interiors and architecture, timepieces and jewellery, transport, and unreleased projects – was released by German publisher Taschen at the end of 2012. The book also includes in-depth case studies of Newson's most important projects – the Kelvin40 plane, Qantas Airbus A380, Gagosian art editions, Ford 021C, Ikepod watches and the Aquariva boat. Here, in an interview with Designer People , Newson discusses his work process and ideas with Lee Lin Chin and Amy Devers.