Marc Newson - Design London Wednesday, April 26, 2023 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Gagosian Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2014

  • Literature

    Louise Neri, ed., Marc Newson, exh. cat., Gagosian Gallery, New York, 2007, pp. 52-54

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present chair is made from ‘grown’ nickel, referring to the process by which the chair was made: it was electroformed, where a form or plug is put into an electrolytic bath, and the metal form then ‘grows’ around it, atom by atom. This both ensures structural integrity, and allows the chair to be strong, thin and perfectly seamless.

    Phillips wishes to thank Marc Newson Studio for their assistance in cataloguing the present lot.


'Nickel chair'

'Grown' nickel.
90.2 x 55.2 x 48.3 cm (35 1/2 x 21 3/4 x 19 in.)
Produced by Marc Newson for Gagosian Gallery, New York. Number 10 from the edition of 10 plus 2 artist's proofs. Underside with metal label impressed Nickel chair 10/10 and with artist's facsimile signature.

£25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for £203,200

Contact Specialist

Antonia King
Head of Sale, Design
+44 20 7901 7944


London Auction 26 April 2023