Newson is one of the most accomplished and influential designers of
his generation. At 35,
he has already worked across a wide range of disciplines to create everything
from chairs, glassware and a bicycle, to restaurants, a recording studio and
the interior of a private jet for clients based in Europe, North America and
"Born in Sydney, Australia, Newson spent his childhood travelling in Europe
and Asia, before studying jewellery and sculpture at Sydney College of the Arts.
He started experimenting with furniture design as a student and, after graduating
in 1984, was awarded a grant from the Australian Crafts Council, and staged an
exhibition - featuring the Lockheed Lounge - at the Roslyn Oxley Gallery in Sydney."
from marc newson's website