Yeah, my dream would be to work for 6 months and then have 6 months to play, just snowboarding, surfing, and going to cool places to listen and be alone and kinda chill out.— Marc Newson
The most unpopular Marc Newson quotes that will inspire your inner self
I made some salt and pepper shakers a while back and waited three years for them to come.
I'm always working. Like a lot of creative people I can't switch off. I can't disassociate work from pleasure. My job is my hobby.
My job as a designer is to look into the future. Not to use any frame of reference that exists
I don't have any furniture of mine in my room.
If somebody asked me about my inspiration I would say that it's not the peopleand it's not the things, it's travel and experiencing different environments.
To create well I have to be in a good mood, happy and cool.
The fashion industry has an enormous amount to offer in what we do in industrial design because fashion is fast, fashion has its finger on the pulse. There are very few creative industries that work on that rhythm.
With the Solaris, however, I wanted to design a very simple, elegant dress watch
I think it's really important to design things with a kind of personality.
You know some people say that you make watches or perfume bottles, it's all different things.
I'd love to be approached to do ordinary things more.
You know that's history, that's why some people say that my stuff is retro, but I don't agree.
But to me, to be original is to be yourself.
Then I started to do furniture and interiors for a friend and just to get stuff in a magazine, and then slowly started to build up and started to doing exhibitions.
People kind of tend to mystify design and architecture by suggesting you need to train.
If you see something that you feel is familiar it gives you an important kind of emotional connection.
You know like it has its own personality, its own character.
If you can just be yourself, then you have to be original because there's no one like you.
My life style in a sense is kind of private.
In Japan, Australia, and England there is such a strong youth culture.
And where I grew up in Australia, surfing was a part of culture.
Well, I never studied design and I went to art school to study art, you know, sculpture and things like that, and ended up making things like sculpture and started making chairs and jewelry together and that's how I started.
I have a lot of objects in my space, little things, reminders, memories.
I've always listened to a lot of film music, actually.
If I can feel freedom then I can create.
Design schools are good, I guess, sometimes I visit schools, but they are very very limiting.
So if I want to buy a light in a shop and I don't find a light that I like, I think to myself what would I like? What would I like to buy? Then I started to imagine and design it for myself a lot of the time.
Now I'm doing more snowboarding but I have to get back into surfing again.
I never buy magazines, I never even buy books.
I'm interested in youth culture and popular culture.
I was much more interested in making things than in designing them.
I'm fascinated with materials, with processes, with technologies.
So if I design it and then go away, it's still living somewhere and it still exists by itself without me.
I have to confess that I'm in a constant state of evolution in terms of the way I feel about it. When I was doing early pieces, I wasn't exactly in love with the idea of building the stuff. I could do it because I had the skills, but I really did it because I couldn't find anyone else to build it for me.
I pre-dated the trend for large watches by about a decade
The design industry is really pathetic.
Studing jewelry gives you an incredible technical background.
If you can work on very, very small things, then, I think, typically you find it easier to go bigger rather than the other way around. I think a lot of architects have struggled with small things. Whereas if you start small, it's easier to get bigger.
I don't like to make my life like a book.
I was sort of open to do anything, I was free.
Doing anything in Japan as a sort of architecture - related project is just fantastic because they do everything so perfectly and so quickly. It's unlike anywhere else in the world.