Industrial designer Marc Newson has famously tried his hand at designing pretty much everything. In this movie Dezeen filmed to coincide with the publication of a major book on his work by Taschen, Newson talks us though a range of his projects that takes in mobile phones, knives, beds, clothes, packaging and a surf board so slick it was sold as a sculpture.
In particular he talks about the Talby Mobile Phone that was the best-selling phone in Japan when it launched in 2003 and a custom-made hollow nickel surf board that he created for American surfer Garrett McNamara in 2007, which was exhibited at the Gagosian Gallery and sold at auction as a sculpture for over $200,000.
As he flicks through his new book entitled Marc Newson – Works, Newson shows how it presents his meticulous documentation of the process behind products, including his camera for Pentax.
Marc Newson – Works is published by Taschen.