Marc-Newson-Lockheed-Lounge-at-Phillips-design-auction_dezeen_784_0 Marc Newson's Lockheed Lounge
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The chaise longue, which is made of aluminium and fiberglass, was sold at Phillips Design Evening sale in London on 28th April. The piece was estimated at $2.3-3.8 million but bidding went through the roof thanks to an anonymous telephone bidder.

In 2010, Phillips sold a prototype of this piece for $2.1 million, at the time, making it the most expensive expensive piece to be sold by a living designer.

Phillips Head of Design, Alexander Payne, commented: "We are proud to have set, yet again, the auction record for Marc Newson, one of the most influential designers of the last quarter century."

Newson created the design in 1990. His work soared to new levels of international fame as a result of Madonna featuring the chaise longue in her Rain music video in 1993.

dezeen_Marc-Newson-333 Newson creating the chair
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The work is named after the American aerospace company. Newson began working with Apple in 2014.

The auction had a total of 56 items by designers such as Gio Ponti, Pierre Jenneret and more.

Payne's team the auction brought Phillip's sales total for design items to $13 201 000 for April.

"Very strong results were achieved for Shiro Kuramata, Gio Ponti, Diego Giacometti, Jean Royère and Joe Colombo, the sale attracted determined international bidding for the masters of 20th-century design," said Payne.

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