Marc Newson was born in 1963 in Sydney. He was influenced by other cultures and places from an early age. He has worked in a variety of styles, focusing on furniture and design, but he has also done commissioned work for private clients. His style is characterised by smooth lines, lack of sharp edges and is often described by other designers as ‘ biopmorphic’.
After he won a grant for his first exhibition, he dedicated his attention to design and has since been working with prestigious brands. The work which granted him world wide acclaim and distinctions like The Royal Designer for Industry in the UK along with a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) was undoubtedly the Lockheed Lounge. Marc Newson has also dedicated time to developing his own business enterprises, including fine art watch company as well as managing client companies, such as Qantas Airways. His experience and undeniable talent have gained him a position in the Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. His affluence is also proven by the fact that his work is held by major museums like the MoMA, the V&A, and the Centre Georges Pompidou.