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Chair Made by Apple Design Guru Marc Newson Just Sold for a Record $3.7 Million

Chair Made by Apple Design Guru Marc Newson Just Sold for a Record $3.7 Million

If someone told Marc Newson some 40 years ago that an aluminum lounge that he made in his early 20s would later fetch more than a million pounds at auction, he wouldn’t believe. But, that’s what just happened. A lounge chair designed by Apple design guru Marc Newson set a record Tuesday when it sold for $3.7 million at an auction at Phillips in London. The lounge was meant to be one fluid aluminum form but Newson didn’t know how to create it. So he riveted aluminum sheets together, giving the piece a military aircraft feel. “It’s become the most iconic piece of that genre that lies somewhere between design and art,” Newson says.

Chair Made by Apple Design Guru Marc Newson Just Sold for a Record $3.7 Million
Chair Made by Apple Design Guru Marc Newson Just Sold for a Record $3.7 Million

Newson’s chairs, tables and shelves were displayed like sculptures, and fetched comparable prices. But it’s that aluminum Lockheed Lounge, one of which is currently sold, a piece he designed just a year after graduating from Sydney College of the Arts, has become iconic.
There are just 15 Lockheed Lounges in existence; and when one recently sold at auction for $3.7 million, it set a record for a piece by a living designer.

Chair Made by Apple Design Guru Marc Newson Just Sold for a Record $3.7 Million
Chair Made by Apple Design Guru Marc Newson Just Sold for a Record $3.7 Million

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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