Apple Just Hired Aussie Designer Marc Newson, Here Are His 15 Best Designs

Apple Just Hired Aussie Designer Marc Newson, Here Are His 15 Best Designs

Apple’s latest hire is Aussie industrial designer Marc Newson. Newson is a longtime friend of Jony Ive’s, head of Apple’s design team. Like Ive, Newson is a prolific designer and there’s a lot to be learned about what he might do at Apple from looking at his past designs.

We’ve taken a look at Newson’s design portfolio. It’s pretty impressive.


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First let’s take a look at Newson’s charity work. He and Jony Ive designed this take on Apple’s EarPods for Bono’s charity, (RED).

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Newson and Ive also collaborated on this special edition Leica. Like your iPhone, it, too, has little ornament and only a few buttons.

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As well as this chrome red Mac Pro. Might we see more colour in future Apple products?

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Before joining Apple, Newson designed cameras for Pentax. He could be instrumental in designing future iPhone and iPad cameras.

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This carbon-fibre bicycle and the speedboat in the background come from an exhibit called ‘Marc Newson: Transport.’ Working with new materials is one way Apple could become a luxury brand.

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Here’s a detail from that speedboat. Apple may not move into watercraft anytime soon, but these colours remind us of the iPhone 5C.

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Apple could really redefine wearables with something like this Newson-designed jetpack.

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This chair called ‘Lockheed Lounge’ is one of Newson’s most famous designs. Is the trend of thinner and lighter consumer electronics coming to an end?

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Newson made this ‘Embryo’ chair in the 1980s. His experience in furniture design will undoubtedly help Apple push into the Internet of Things.

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Newson designed the interior of this concept spacecraft. Those comfortable-looking chairs give us hope for future iterations of the iWatch.

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Newson has a history of working with luxury brands. He designed this champagne bottle case for Dom Perignon in 2010. Should we expect new packaging from Apple in the next few years?

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This Ford concept debuted at the 1999 Tokyo Motor Show. We don’t expect a car from Apple anytime soon.

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Newson designed these Croc-like Nikes in 2004. They look really similar to the case Apple sells for the iPhone 5C.

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Newson designed the sixth floor of the Hotel Puerta America in Madrid. Its colour scheme reminds us of the speedboat.

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Here’s a look inside a room on Newson’s floor. It’s minimalist, just like many Apple products. No wonder Newson and Ive are friends!

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Originally published on Business Insider Australia