Marc Newson at the Financial Times Business of Luxury Gala Reception, June 2011
20 October 1963 |
|Known for||Lockheed Lounge|
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.
You know some people say that you make watches or perfume bottles, it's all different things.
Now I'm doing more snowboarding but I have to get back into surfing again.
I made some salt and pepper shakers a while back and waited three years for them to come.
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.
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.
If you can just be yourself, then you have to be original because there's no one like you.
So if I design it and then go away, it's still living somewhere and it still exists by itself without me.
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.
If you see something that you feel is familiar it gives you an important kind of emotional connection.
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.
You know that's history, that's why some people say that my stuff is retro, but I don't agree.
I think it's really important to design things with a kind of personality.
Design schools are good, I guess, sometimes I visit schools, but they are very very limiting.
People kind of tend to mystify design and architecture by suggesting you need to train.