Marc Newson’s Expensive Toys at Gagosian

I went to this show last night.  I was a bit skeptical when I heard about it- is it a designer retrospective, or boat showroom? Of course I soon realized that I don’t care! I love Marc Newson and really enjoyed seeing some of his more mobile designs all under one roof. They were all there-his jet, silver surfboard, bicycle, Ford concept car, Virging Galactic Spaceship Interior, and of course his Aqua Riva boat. It does seem like more than a coincidence that the boat was released in June, and now its being shown at the Gagosian gallery during fashion week. That’s not the point. The boat is very attractive. At first glance it looks like traditional Riva woodwork, but a closer look reveals that it is fiberglass with brown resin. The  signature Newson forms and vibrant color (brown on white on electric blue) all make for a satisfying design experience, and those handles on the glass…. I recommend going to check the show out as soon as you can! More info here.

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