In this third movie Dezeen filmed with industrial designer Marc Newson at his London studio, he talks about his designs for transport and how a car should have as few controls as possible, saying "I don't really believe in instruction manuals. I tend to throw them away." Update: this interview is featured in Dezeen Book of Interviews, which is on sale now for £12.
Consequently, for the 021C concept car he designed for Ford in 1999 (above), Newson wanted to reduce the control panel as much as possible: "I got it down to about eight things. I figured that's all you really need to use a car."
Flicking through the Transport chapter of his new book with Taschen, Marc Newson - Works, he explains how transport and aviation design represents about half of his studio's output, taking in boats, jets, bicycles and even a jet pack.
Marc Newson – Works comes out in September and you can watch Newson talk about the early days of his career when he made everything himself and how he's tried his hand at designing almost everything in our other movies in this series.
- Busk + Hertzog adds wooden legs to Capri… chairs for +Halle
- Poly Bowls by Martin Zampach
- Design Miami Basel 2007
- Polygon Crash lamp by Flip Sellin
- Okay Studio to exhibit hardwood designs …at Clerkenwell Design Week
- Matières à Chaud by 5.5 Studio
- Great Indoors Awards winners
- Gravity Pearl by NOSIGNER
- New S14-1 Collection by Nixon is now ava…ilable at Dezeen Watch Store
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