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Wooden Lounge Chair

c. 1992

by Marc Newson
for Cappellini

Wooden Lounge Chair

by Marc Newson
for  Cappellini

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Marc Newson’s Wooden lounge chair is the success of great exper­i­men­ta­tion and daring, pushing wood to its limit. It is a modern, inno­v­a­tive seat, yet warm, cozy, and comfort­able. The struc­ture, made of oiled natural solid beech wood, is fluid and contin­u­ous, almost organic. The beech wood planks are bent with hot steam to form a double curve and supported by two hori­zon­tal rein­force­ments: 2 at the ends and 3 in the seating area, all fastened with visible screws.


Marc Newson


The Gagosian gallery refers to Marc Newson as a trailblazer in design. He is the only designer represented by the Gagosian Gallery, and leading museums worldwide have hosted solo retrospective exhibitions of his design work.

Marc Newson graduated from Sydney University in 1986 and staged his first solo exhibition at 23. By age 25, Marc had created the Lockheed Lounge, which has arguably become one of the most iconic contemporary design works. He approaches design like an experimental exercise in extreme structure and advanced technologies, combined with a highly tactile and exacting exploration of materials, processes, and skills. The Cappellini catalog features some of Newson's most iconic furniture designs, including the Embryo Chair, Felt chair, and Orgone Table. The Wooden Lounge chair and Orgone Table were some of Newson's first designs to be put into production and have been manufactured by Cappellini since 1989.

He continues to work out of his studio in London. Clients include some of the best-known and most prestigious brands in the world, spanning diverse sectors from manufacturing and technology to transportation, fashion, and luxury goods.

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