"I don't really believe in instruction
manuals" - Marc Newson

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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."Ā Update: this interview is featured in Dezeen Book of Interviews, which is on sale now for Ā£12.

"I don't really believe in instruction manuals," says Marc Newson

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."

"I don't really believe in instruction manuals," says Marc Newson

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.

"I don't really believe in instruction manuals," says Marc Newson

Marc Newson ā€“ Works comes out in September and you can watch Newson talk about the early days of his career when he made everything himselfĀ andĀ how he's tried his hand at designing almost everythingĀ in our other movies in this series.

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  • Von Euw

    I love the works of Marc Newson, but 750 to 4000 € for the book… please, tell me what happened?