Marc Newson in NYC

Newson Lockheedlounge

On the heels of his Design Miami 2006 "Designer of the Year" win last month, Marc Newson hits New York with two high profile gallery shows that both open this Thursday, 25 January 2007. At Gagosian, Newson shows a collection of new limited edition works inspired by materials, reinvented with radically unconventional techniques and forms. Each piece is made out of a single, seamless piece from various materials, a concept most dramatically illustrated by a group of Carrara marble furniture that includes the stunning organic shapes of the Voronoi Shelf and the flowing lines of the Extruded Chair (both pictured right).

Helping to inaugurate their new showroom and gallery (which is right across the street from Gagosian), high-end furniture dealers Sebastian and Barquet will be showing iconic pieces from Newson's ouevre, like his renowned aluminum Prototype Lockheed Lounge. The piece (pictured left) made history last year for fetching the highest price ever paid at auction for the work of a living designer. Sebastian and Barquet will also show other standouts from their discerning permanent collection of 20th century design—they specialize in prototypes, one-offs and other era or designer-defining pieces— in their new space designed by Mexican architect Enrique Norten.

25 January-3 March 2007
Opening Reception: 25 January 2007, 6-8pm
Marc Newson
Gagosian Gallery
555 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011 map
Tel. + 01 212 741 1111

25 January-mid-March 2007
Gallery Opening Celebration: 25 January 2007, 6-8pm
Sebastian and Barquet Gallery
544 West 24th Street map
New York, NY 10011 map

Showroom Reception: 25 January 2007, 8–10pm
Sebastian and Barquet Showroom
601 W. 26th Street, Suite 300
New York, NY 10001 map
tel: + 01 212 488 2245