About the Author
Born in Sydney, Australia, Marc Newson (*1963) studied jewelry and sculpture at Sydney College of the Arts before moving to Tokyo where he designed his first production works for Idée. Subsequently based in Paris and London, where he lives and works, Newson quickly became one of the world's most accomplished and influential designers. Newson’s designs are present in most major permanent museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, London’s Design Museum, Centre Georges Pompidou, and the Vitra Design Museum. Newson holds adjunct professorships in design at Sydney College of the Arts and Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and in the UK has been appointed "Royal Designer for Industry." In 2005, TIME Magazine listed him as one of the top 100 influential people in the world. In 2011, he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Her Majesty the Queen.
The editor and author:
Alison Castle received a BA in philosophy from Columbia University and an MA in photography and film from New York University (NYU/International Center of Photography masters program). She is the editor of titles on photography, film, and design, including Some Like it Hot, The Stanley Kubrick Archives, and Linda McCartney: Life in Photographs.