Marc Newson - Design / Design Art New York Thursday, December 14, 2006 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Blueprint, February 1994, pp. 28-29; Marta Laudani, “A Boutique in Berlin,” Domus, November 1994, pp. 61 and 64; Alice Rawsthorn, Marc Newson, London, 1999, p. 72; Conway Lloyd Morgan, Marc Newson, London, 2002, p. 135

  • Catalogue Essay

    Designed in 1992 for Claudia Skoda, The Skoda Boutique was a long and narrow space, approximately 12 by 50 ft, which demanded the refinement of any design which it would house. There was very little furniture in the space, rather the attention to details in the surroundings is where the genius of the design was played out. The ceiling was perforated by irregular holes that hid the lighting system, which allowed the space to maintain a unity, void of hanging obstacles to further close it in. The floors, although appearing to be one large surface, were beautifully lasercut tiles, that like the details of a fine silk fabric were to be noticed only upon closer inspection.


Unique set of floor tiles, from the Skoda Boutique, Berlin, Germany

Laser-cut aluminum.
Full size: 7/8 x 11 3/4 x 7 7/8 in. (2.2 x 29.8 x 20 cm); half size: 7/8 x 11 7/8 x 5 1/4 in. (2.2 x 30.2 x 13.3 cm); small size: 7/8 x 5 1/8 x 2 7/8 in. (2.2 x 13 x 7.3 cm)
Comprising 602 full size, 39 half size and 19 small size tiles plus various sized off-cuts (approximately 600).

$80,000 - 120,000 

Design / Design Art

14 Dec 2006, 2pm
New York