Born in Australia, Marc Newson has worked all over the world: first in Tokyo, then Paris, and finally in London, where he opened Marc Newson Ltd. along with Benjamin de Haan, in 1997.
Most of his creations have attained the status of true cultural symbols, in fact the most important museums in the world contend for his words: including the MoMa in New York and the Vitra Museum.
One of the most iconic products in the Cappellini catalogue is Marc Newman’s signature Felt armchair, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2018. The collection also contains the Newson Vase, the Orgon chaise longue and table, the Hangman coat rack, the Embryo chair, and the Riga writing desk.
In his designs, he has successfully interpreted the surrounding cultural zeitgeist, thus earning his place as a designer who has become an integral part of pop culture: some of his pieces were unforgettably used in Madonna videos and in the film Austin Powers.