Shannon Fricke Meets Marc Newson

One of the most influential designers of his generation, Marc Newson’s furniture is stylish and sexy.

But as Shannon Fricke discovers when she meets him, Marc is unaffected by the adulation and remains as down-to-earth as ever.

Sydney-born Marc Newson is world-famous for the curved shapes of his furniture and objects. He has designed kitchen and bathroom accessories for Alessi, household objects for Magis, the interior and livery of a $40 million private jet, and a concept car for Ford. Madonna even draped herself over one of his aluminium Lockheed lounges in her Rain video clip. He designed the cabins for the Sky Jet ocketship planning on launching space travel in 2012, while also heading up interior design for Qantas Q380 planes.

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