This Australian spent his childhood traveling in Europe and Asia before studying jewellery and sculpture in his hometown, Sydney. He started experimenting with furniture design in his student days and, after graduation, had the opportunity to exhibit his creations at the Roslyn Oxley Gallery in Sydney. Later he spent a few years living in Tokyo.
Marc Newson is one of the most important and influential designers of his generation. He has developed his work in a wide range of disciplines, designing all kinds of objects and spaces (chairs, household items, recording studios, interiors for private and commercial airplanes, restaurants, etc.) in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.
In the nineties he set up his studio in Paris, where he designed various objects (lighting articles, furniture, clocks, etc.), restaurants and a recording studio. In 1997 he moved to London, where he set up Marc Newson Ltd, a studio capable of tackling more ambitious industrial projects. Since then he has created glassware, kitchen and toilet accessories, furniture, household decorative and lighting articles and much more.
He has also designed bikes, vehicle prototypes, aircraft seats and interiors, kitchen sets and bathrooms. His latest works range from mobile phone to shoes, suitcases and clothes.
The luxury and comfort of simplicity
Simplicity and comfort are the two adjectives that best describe Newson's project for the sixth floor of our hotel of colours
. In his opinion, a hotel room must invite you to relax from the beginning, everything must be accessible and there must be nothing that overshadows anything else. "I've spent a lot of time in hotel rooms around the world and this is a great opportunity to improve all the things that bothered me about a hotel."
Marc Newson has chosen wood lacquered in bright red for the walls of the lobby and hallway. The floor alternates wool carpeting with marble. The idea is to wrap the client in a suggestive, modern atmosphere, but one that is also relaxed, where nothing stands out from the rest.
In the rooms, Newson combines mostly grey and white. The bed is a kind of island, isolated from the other elements and also designed by the author. It is surrounded by leather, used in the headboard and on the bedside tables. Everything is easy, everything is at your fingertips; that is the advantage of his project.