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Newson Aluminum Chair

newson aluminum chair

newson aluminum chair

Design Marc Newson, 2018
Powder-coated die cast aluminum, nylon glides, fiberglass reinforced nylon
Made by Knoll

"Newson's Aluminum Chair really pays tribute to Mies’s Tugendhat Chair, employing a similar reverse cantilever. This reverse cantilever evokes a visual weightlessness and renders an incredibly simple profile, where the seat floats effortlessly and is joined to the back via the legs of the chair." -Benjamin Pardo

The Newson Aluminum Chair embodies Knoll's 80 years of innovative modern design. Inspired by the cantilevered chairs of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, a forefather of Modernism, Newson's design, is a forward-looking expression that synthesizes simplicity, material and precision, in the Modernist tradition. Defined by a single uninterrupted line, the design brings Marc Newson's signature combination of organic forms and precision engineering to the Knoll seating portfolio. Echoing the futuristic vocabulary that characterizes his work, the side chair marries hard and soft, solid and transparent, in a striking form that seems to levitate in space.

Marc Newson has been described as one of the most influential designers of his generation. His clients include a broad range of the best known and most prestigious brands in the world - from manufacturing and technology to transportation, fashion and the luxury goods sector.

The Newson Aluminum chair is available with or without arms. It features a powder-coated die-cast aluminum frame with nylon glides. The mesh seat and back are knitted using two components: polyester yarn, which adds color and a soft hand, along with thermoplastic elastomer which provides the structural element. Stacks up to four chairs high.

armless chair: 22.5" w | 33" h | 23.75" d | seat: 18" h | 18 lbs.
armchair: 25.1" w | 33" h | 23.75" d | seat: 18" h | arms: 24.75" h | 20 lbs.

$1,098.00 + plus shipping in the continental U.S.
(please allow 8-12 weeks for this special chair to be created and shipped to your location)

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Marc Newson

Marc Andrew Newson CBE (b. 1963) of Sydney, Australia (now based in London), is a successful industrial designer who works in aircraft design, product design, furniture design, jewelry, and clothing. He incorporates a design style known as biomorphism, which uses smooth flowing lines, translucency, transparency, and tends to have an absence of sharp edges. In 1984, Newson graduated from the Sydney College of the Arts in jewelry and sculpture. In 1986 he was awarded a grant from the Australian Crafts Council and staged a first exhibition featuring the Lockheed Lounge. The following year he moved to Tokyo, where he lived and worked until he moved to Paris in 1991 and set up a studio.
Hans Knoll, the son of a pioneer German furniture manufacturer, founded the Knoll company in New York City in 1938, one year after immigrating from Germany. He hired Florence Schust, a Cranbrook graduate who had worked for Gropius and Breuer, and the two were married in 1946. The next year, they opened a textiles division and showroom that was flanked with some of the worlds leading designers. Knoll would triumph thanks to impressive international contacts, gaining exclusive rights to the works of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and producing them to their original specifications. This included the 1929 Barcelona Chair. They also commissioned Eero Saarinen to design the now iconic Tulip chair, and hold the rights to Marcel Breuer’s seminal Wassily Chair. Artists such as Harry Bertoia, Jens Risom, and Isamu Noguchi would also collaborate with Knoll.

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