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On my radar this week is Marc Newson’s show at Gagosian Gallery in Chelsea.

Newson approaches design as an experimental exercise in extreme structure and advanced technologies, combined with a highly tactile and exacting exploration of materials, processes, and skills. As an industrial designer, his reach is broad and diverse, from concept jets and cars to watches, footwear, jewelry, restaurants, and aircraft interiors. Since the outset of his career, he has also produced beautifully crafted, limited-edition furniture, including the iconic Lockheed Lounge (1986). In a world where the distinctions between art and design are becoming increasingly blurred Newson is a trailblazer, having pursued parallel activities in exclusive and mass production for more than twenty years.

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September 14 – October 16
Gagosian Gallery522 West 21st Street NYC
Hours: Tue-Sat 10-6

Marc’s show quote:

As a kid obsessed with designing and making things, post-war Italian design was a huge source of inspiration. I was amazed by the seamless ability of designers and industry to produce every conceivable type of industrial product, from furniture to automobiles. My own career has undoubtedly been influenced by the Italians’ impact on so many areas of design.

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Becky Stern

Becky Stern is head of wearable electronics at Adafruit Industries. Her personal site: sternlab.org


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  1. Joseph Reinhardt says:

    Can anyone direct me to the manufacturer of the craft in the second picture? It looks really interesting and I was trying to find more information about it. Artists page doesn’t give any further details, sadly.

  2. Joseph Reinhardt says:

    Found it. It’s the Kelvin40 Jet prototype…

  3. Becky Stern says:

    It’s the Kelvin 40 Concept Jet:

    http://bit.ly/8Z54n9 (Newson’s site)

    http://www.le-webmag.com/article.php3?id_article=105&lang=en (article about its creation)

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