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Marc Newson
1963 -
Nationality: Australian
Category: Designer

Design schools are good, I guess, sometimes I visit schools, but they are very very limiting.


I've always listened to a lot of film music, actually.


I was sort of open to do anything, I was free.


I'm interested in youth culture and popular culture.


If you can just be yourself, then you have to be original because there's no one like you.


And where I grew up in Australia, surfing was a part of culture.


Well, I never studied design and I went to art school to study art, you know, sculpture and things like that, and ended up making things like sculpture and started making chairs and jewelry together and that's how I started.


My life style in a sense is kind of private.


In Japan, Australia, and England there is such a strong youth culture.


Yeah, my dream would be to work for 6 months and then have 6 months to play, just snowboarding, surfing, and going to cool places to listen and be alone and kinda chill out.


I made some salt and pepper shakers a while back and waited three years for them to come.


So if I design it and then go away, it's still living somewhere and it still exists by itself without me.


If somebody asked me about my inspiration I would say that it's not the peopleand it's not the things, it's travel and experiencing different environments.


I don't have any furniture of mine in my room.


You know that's history, that's why some people say that my stuff is retro, but I don't agree.


Now I'm doing more snowboarding but I have to get back into surfing again.


I think it's really important to design things with a kind of personality.


But to me, to be original is to be yourself.


So if I want to buy a light in a shop and I don't find a light that I like, I think to myself what would I like? What would I like to buy? Then I started to imagine and design it for myself a lot of the time.


You know some people say that you make watches or perfume bottles, it's all different things.


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