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Marc Newson

Marc Newson at the Financial Times Business of Luxury Gala Reception, June 2011
Born (1963-10-20) 20 October 1963 (age 53)[1]
Sydney, Australia
Residence London, UK
Nationality Australian
Occupation Industrial designer
Known for Lockheed Lounge
Spouse(s) Charlotte Stockdale
Children 2

I was sort of open to do anything, I was free.
So if I want to buy a light in a shop and I don't find a light that I like, I think to myself what would I like? What would I like to buy? Then I started to imagine and design it for myself a lot of the time.
Marc Newson
I don't like to make my life like a book.
My life style in a sense is kind of private.
You know some people say that you make watches or perfume bottles, it's all different things.
Marc Newson
I don't have any furniture of mine in my room.
I've always listened to a lot of film music, actually.
If I can feel freedom then I can create.
And where I grew up in Australia, surfing was a part of culture.
But to me, to be original is to be yourself.
Now I'm doing more snowboarding but I have to get back into surfing again.
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I'd love to be approached to do ordinary things more.

To create well I have to be in a good mood, happy and cool.
I made some salt and pepper shakers a while back and waited three years for them to come.
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In Japan, Australia, and England there is such a strong youth culture.
Then I started to do furniture and interiors for a friend and just to get stuff in a magazine, and then slowly started to build up and started to doing exhibitions.
Marc Newson
I was much more interested in making things than in designing them.
If somebody asked me about my inspiration I would say that it's not the peopleand it's not the things, it's travel and experiencing different environments.
Marc Newson
If you can just be yourself, then you have to be original because there's no one like you.
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So if I design it and then go away, it's still living somewhere and it still exists by itself without me.
Marc Newson
To create well I have to be in a good mood, happy and cool.
I'm interested in youth culture and popular culture.
Well, I never studied design and I went to art school to study art, you know, sculpture and things like that, and ended up making things like sculpture and started making chairs and jewelry together and that's how I started.
Marc Newson
If you see something that you feel is familiar it gives you an important kind of emotional connection.
Marc Newson
I never buy magazines, I never even buy books.
Yeah, my dream would be to work for 6 months and then have 6 months to play, just snowboarding, surfing, and going to cool places to listen and be alone and kinda chill out.
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I have a lot of objects in my space, little things, reminders, memories.
You know that's history, that's why some people say that my stuff is retro, but I don't agree.
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I think it's really important to design things with a kind of personality.
Marc Newson
Design schools are good, I guess, sometimes I visit schools, but they are very very limiting.
Marc Newson
People kind of tend to mystify design and architecture by suggesting you need to train.
Marc Newson
You know like it has its own personality, its own character.