Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Mark Newson is one of today’s most celebrated designers. He is famous for his fluid, blob like designs, such as the Lockheed Lounge chair, the Orgone chair, the Embryo chair and the Felt chair, all of which have a seemingly timeless futuristic quality to them. This is what for at least half a century people have imagined the future will look like. There is of course a competing modernist vision of the future, which celebrates right angles, but if you were to ask people to describe a blob like metallic shape, chances are they’d refer to it as futuristic.