Marc Newson Urban Spaceman

by Waikit Chung on February 22, 2009

BBC series ‘Imagine’ episode ‘Marc Newson: Urban Spaceman’ has been shared on YouTube. From BBC:

‘In this profile, Marc Newson talks to Alan Yentob about his inspirations, thought processes and designs. He remembers when, aged just 23, he sculpted the Lockheed Lounge from a piece of foam in a frenzied few days. “It felt like a monumental moment.” He couldn’t get rid of the Lounges back then. Today, with just thirteen in existence, they are one of the most sought-after collectors’ items in the world.

The programme follows Newson to Bodylines, an extraordinary Aston Martin panel beating workshop outside Milton Keynes, where men who usually work on vintage cars create his limited-edition furniture pieces – and one craftsman gives him a piece of his mind about the flaws in his Black Hole table.

In the marble quarries of Carrara in Italy, we see the processes behind his exquisite sculptures. Newson’s designs push marble into contemporary shapes, with each piece carved from one individual block. The programme also takes in the launch of Newson’s Space Plane, which, he hopes, will one day do exactly what it says on the tin.’

Learn more about Marc Newson at:

Marc Newson Ltd
Design Museum
New York Times

Marc Newson profile on designboom
Designboom Interview
ID Magazine Q&A

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