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Marc Newson: At Home

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Posted November 30, 2013 by artBahrain in Museums

Philadelphia Museum of Art 
Pennsylvania, USA
Until 20 April 2014

Lockheed Lounge, 1988. Designed by Marc Newson, Australian, born 1963. Riveted aluminum, fiberglass, rubberized paint, 34 1/2 × 65 3/4 × 24 1/2 inches (87.6 × 167 × 62.2 cm).

Lockheed Lounge, 1988. Designed by Marc Newson, Australian, born 1963. Riveted aluminum, fiberglass, rubberized paint,
34 1/2 × 65 3/4 × 24 1/2 inches (87.6 × 167 × 62.2 cm).

Marc Newson: At Home will feature limited editions by one of the most acclaimed and influential designers of his generation. Marc Newson approaches design as an exercise in which he tests extreme structure and advanced technologies, combining an innovative use of materials and production processes. His broad reach extends from transportation (concept cars and jets), to furniture, to clothing and jewelry, to kitchen and bath fittings. Focusing for the first time on Newson’s residential work, the exhibition will be furnished entirely with the artist’s designs. Among the objects featured in the living-room area will be Newson’s widely recognized aluminum-clad Lockheed Lounge.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Collab, a group of Philadelphia-based design professionals who support the Museum’s modern and contemporary design collection, will honor Newson with the 2013 Design Excellence Award on November 22. The Museum will also hold its annual Collab Student Design Competition in which architectural and industrial design students from local colleges and universities will present their own Marc Newson–inspired designs. For the first time since the competition began, the best designs will go on display for one week on the East Balcony of the Great Stair Hall. Also new this year will be a People’s Choice Award where visitors will be able to vote for their favorite student design.

This exhibition is made possible by Lisa S. Roberts and David W. Seltzer. Additional support is provided by Collab—a group that supports the Museum’s modern and contemporary design collection and programs. In-kind support is provided courtesy of Alessi, Dom Pérignon, Flos, Gagosian, GWA, Herman Miller, KDDI, Pentax Ricoh, Smeg, and Qantas Airways. The Philadelphia Museum of Art gratefully acknowledges Poor Richard’s Charitable Trust and the Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation for support of the Collab Student Design Competition.

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