Top of international industrial designers
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Top of international industrial designers

Born in Sydney 45 years ago, Mark Newson developed a strong liking for design since his early age and actually walked down this path. He’s currently one of the most accomplished and influential world’s industrial designers and has worked for cutting edge firms across the globe. Recently, Apple added Newson to the designing team of senior vice president of design Jonathan Ive.

However, he never misses the opportunity to mention that he used to spent long hours playing with adult tools in his Greek grandfather’s garage, where he first started sketching.

With his business based in London, Mark Newson has designed the interior of Qantas A380 aircraft, earning the airline company the Sytrax World Airline Award for his designs of First Class compartments.

Newson has designed for Ford, Apple, Yves Saint Laurent, G-Star, Maybelline and Nike brands, with Lockheed Lounge Chair being his first successful postgraduate design work, bearing the special feature of a 10-piece assembling set. One of them was sold for $1.5 million.

Marc Newson was included in Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and has received numerous awards and distinctions. He was appointed The Royal Designer for Industry in the UK, received an honorary doctorate from Sydney University, holds Adjunct Professorships at Sydney College of the Arts and Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and most recently was created CBE by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

His work is present in many major museum collections, including the MoMA in New York, London’s Design Museum and V&A, the Centre Georges Pompidou and the Vitra Design Museum. Having set numerous records at auction, Newson’s work now accounts for almost 25% of the total contemporary design art market.

Newson has been the focus of on-going and intense interest in the media, generating significant editorial value for his clients, and he has been the subject of a number of books and documentary films.