The latest Marc Newson exhibition opens up in Hong Kong's Gagosian gallery and it features captivating work from the multi-faceted artist and designer. Specifically, it highlights the collection of rare furniture designs crafted in large scale measurements.
The main design component lies in the craftsmanship, using strong inspiration from Asian art and informing it through ancient Chinese techniques including cloisonné. It is a special enameling process that originated from the Mediterranean and came to China in the 14th century. The series includes desks, lounges, and chairs that are made from materials such as copper, glass, and enamel. The finishing touch is coated with expressive prints and floral designs as nod t to Asian art. Florals are a prominent symbol of beauty in Chinese art, Newson states, "I'm always looking for processes and techniques that are completely anachronistic. I love recontextualizing these things in modern time.”