Marc Newson Lockheed Design Chrome Orgone Chairs Circa 1993
Pair of Chrome finish Orgone chairs after the original Lockheed design by Marc Newson circa 1993 finished in chrome ceramic with candy apple red guts, the Orgone chair was designed in 1993 by Marc Newson, the chairs coated 9H ceramic lacquer which is very hard wearing and scratch resistant, analytical grade solution to give a consistent, high quality mirror shine, that is environmentally friendly, these chairs are the only physical pair available anywhere in the world.
The original design comes from a series of limited edition aluminum furniture designed by Newson in his Paris Studio “POD.” A plastic version suitable for the mass followed after a short time. The Orgone chair is a progression of Marc’s Lockheed Lounge and reflects Marc’s desire to work with an industrial approach. “Unconsciously, I think I started to leave holes and spaces because it seemed to be a workmanship and finishing of the highest quality, the inside and vice versa: there is a gap where the inside becomes the outer legs inside the shapes.”
About Marc Newson:
Born in Sydney (Australia) in 1963, Marc Newson spent his childhood traveling in Europe and Asia, before studying jewelry and sculpture at the Sydney College of the Arts. Still a student, he begins to make experiences and experiments in interior design. After graduating, in 1984, he won a scholarship from the Australian Crafts Council and prepared an exhibition – including the Lockheed Lounge – at the Roslyn Oxley Gallery in Sydney. When the Japanese entrepreneur Teruo Kurosaki proposes to produce his projects, Marc Newson moves to Tokyo, the city where he lives and works from 1987 to 1991. Here he produces articles such as Orgone Lounge, Black Hole Table and Felt Chair, which participate in numerous exhibitions in Asia and Europe. In 1991, Marc Newson opened a studio in Paris and received assignments from prestigious European companies. In the mid-1990s, Marc Newson also designed a series of restaurants – Coast in London, Mash & Air in Manchester and Osman in Cologne.
The Orgone Chair is a progression from Marc’s Lockheed Lounge and reflects Marc’s desire to find a way to work with aluminium in a fluid form as well as his ongoing investigation of new production methods and processes.
“Subconsciously, I think I started leaving holes and spaces because it seemed such a shame to cover up some very high-quality manufacturing and finishing. Both the interior and the exterior of the work merge together creating a fluid and utile object with a liminal space that draws the outer surface inside and vice versa: there is an interstice where the interior voids become the exterior legs. I do like the idea of creating negative space within forms.”
The Orgone Chair, along with the Orgone Stretch Lounge, Event Horizon Table and the Alufelt Chair, was shown at the ‘Wormhole’ exhibition, Marc’s first solo show in Milan, during the furniture fair of 1994.
Condition: Offered in excellent condition
Height 29.93” inches / 76cm
Depth 37.8’ inches / 96cm
Width 29.93” inches / 76cm
Floor to Seat; 15.75” inches / 40cm
Weight 17 kg
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