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|Rare and important "Orgone Stretch Lounge," 1993
Aluminum, enamel. Produced by POD, UK. Number 3 from an edition of 6. Impressed "Marc Newson POD edition" and "3/6."
24 ? x 70 ½ x 32 ? in. (62 x 179 x 83 cm)
Galerie Kreo, Paris, France
"An Australian in Paris," Blueprint, February 1994, no. 104, p. 29 and front cover;
Alice Rawsthorn, Marc Newson, London, 1999, pp. 90-93;
Luxo, Pop & Cool de 1937 até hoje, Museo do Design, Lisbon, 1999, p. 224;
Sarah Nichols, Aluminum by Design, exh. cat., Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, 2000, p. 264 for the "Orgone" chair
Australian-born, London and Paris-based designer Marc Newson has become one of the most important and recognizable figures in the design industry today. He has developed a signature aesthetic and has applied this look to products from airplanes to furniture to watches and even to the 021C Ford concept car. Time Magazine named Newson one of the "Top 100 Most Influential People of 2005" and he has done work for Flos, Cappellini, Nike and The Gap.
|The "Orgone Stretch Lounge" is a rigorous exercise in form and material. "The form is the one I was striving for when I made the Lockheed Lounge, but in those days, I didn't have the knowledge or resources to make it" (Rawsthorn, Marc Newson p. 91). The "Orgone Stretch Lounge" is a companion piece to the "Event Horizon Table" and was produced by the same aluminum forming process. Newson began producing prototypes in Australia, then at an aircraft factory in France, but the price was prohibitively expensive. During his search for an Aston Martin, an English dealer pointed him towards Bodylines, an Aston Martin subcontractor in Newport Pagnell, north of London. Bodylines specializes in forming aluminum and was able to produce his formed aluminum "Orgone" series to Newson's exacting specifications.
Newson has used the "Orgone" shape in earlier designs, favoring it for its biomorphic but perfectly symmetrical hourglass form. The "Orgone" is named after the capsules that Wilhelm Reich told his followers to crawl into for a few minutes every day. It also represents Yin and Yang as it is fat then thin, then fat again.|