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Care to have a seat? 13 July, 2009

Posted by mydeco in Uncategorized.
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Marc Newson, ‘Lockheed Lounge’, 1988. Madonna Rain, image from sharedmusic.net

Marc Newson, ‘Lockheed Lounge’, 1988. Madonna Rain, image from sharedmusic.net

Who would have thought that a chair would be worth over a million pounds? Well, I for one have undoubtedly underestimated the value of this Marc Newson chair, which was auctioned off for a shocking £1.1 million! It’s not even leather!

This aluminium ‘Lockheed’ chair was once used by the Queen of Pop, Madonna, for her music video ‘Rain’, where viewers can see her casually sit in this expensive chair for roughly 15 seconds.

This metal lounger was the star piece of the show at the Phillips de Pury & Co auction in London, where it was expected to fork a whopping £500,000-£700,000. It was purchased by a telephone bidder, who had fought off two other telephone bidders and two others in the room.

Kenny Schachter, a London based dealer in contemporary art and design speaks of the chair as being a “seminal piece of contemporary design. Everything in the market is measured against this.”
Well it definitely is not going to bring much comfort to lying on, but it sure is a pretty sight to look at!

So why not browse our selection of modern sofas and bag yourself your very own Marc Newson chair!

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