Marc Newson - Design London Wednesday, April 29, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Osman restaurant, Komed Media Park, Cologne

  • Literature

    Alice Rawsthorn, Marc Newson, London, 1999, pp. 134-135 and 141; Conway Lloyd Morgan, Marc Newson, London, 2002, pp. 137 and 208

  • Catalogue Essay

    Along with his cantilevered ‘Komed’ chairs, Marc Newson designed the present lot for Osman, a brasserie in the Komed media park in Cologne, one of Newson’s important restaurant commissions of the 1990s. When lit, the fixture casts a halo of light. ‘Komed’ is a prime example of Newson’s preoccupation with seamlessness and fluidity. The following year Newson adapted the form for his injection-moulded ‘Sygma’ hook, manufactured by Alessi. He produced approximately 25 examples of the present lot.    


Set of four ‘Komed’ wall/ceiling lights

c. 1996
Coated fibreglass, aluminium. 
Each: 22.5 cm. (8 7/8 in.) deep/drop, 56.5 cm. (22 1/4 in.) diameter
Manufactured by MN Ltd, UK (4).

£20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for £61,250


30 Apr 2009, 2pm