Marc Newson (born in 1963), Pod of Drawers, 1999

Marc Newson (born in 1963), Pod of Drawers, 1999

Prototype 1987, made 1999
Sheets of aluminium riveted on wood, fibreglass
Purchased from Marc Newson courtesy of the patronage of Fabergé, 1998
Inv. 998.260.1
© Les Arts Décoratifs / photo: Jean Tholance

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This centrepiece, curved to indecency, takes its reference from the form of the female body. But Pod of drawers, which is completely handmade, also repeats the outline of the Anthropomorphe chest of drawers by André Groult, while playing with sophisticated positioning of riveted aluminium sheets, closer to generous flexible and stylised shapes, so this piece of furniture can look like a body.

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