Minimalissimo

Marc 1

furniture
Design
Marc Newson
Photography
MAAS Powerhouse

This aluminium and steel chair, 'Marc 1', was designed and made in Sydney by Marc Newson in 1985. Internationally successful Australian designer Marc Newson studied jewellery and sculpture before turning to furniture design in 1985. Described by him as 'jewellery for the bottom', the minimalist 'Marc 1' reflects his early concern for creating post-modern designs that blur the boundaries of furniture and sculpture.

The back is cylindrical shaped and is constructed of black foam covered with aluminium sheet. The stiles, arms, and legs are constructed of black enamelled steel. The stiles are curved and extend to the legs which are angled and extend to form triangular shaped arms. The aluminium seat has curved front and back edges and rests on a black enamelled steel frame. The seat is detachable.

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