An audience with celebrated designer Marc Newson


The celebrated designer Marc Newson discusses his beginnings, surf culture, a nomadic existence, the Ford O21C concept and more

A number of design luminaries made Milan a stop on their lecture circuits this year. Norman Foster, Yves Behar, Marcel Wanders, and others had lectures or sat on panels discussing a wide range of topics. Marc Newson was in town to launch his new monograph Work 84-24, a catalogue raisonné of the past forty years of work. Car Design News attended an interview with the celebrated Australian designer, as he discussed the early years of his career, favourite projects, and the future. Interestingly, the late Apple car project was not discussed, either in the conversation or the follow-up questions (We didn’t ask about it either, see below). The world, apparently, has moved on.

Here are some lightly edited highlights from the conversation:

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