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sep 08, 2010

aquariva by marc newson

‘aquariva’ by marc newson, 2010 all images courtesy gagosian gallery

earlier this year we featured ‘aquariva’ by marc newson, a project which the australian designer created for italian boatmaker riva. here are some new images of the project that we just received.

‘aquariva’ by marc newson will premiere as part of ‘transport’, a thematic exhibition at the gagosian gallery that brings together for the first time all of his major designs and realized products for transport and  human locomotion since 1999.

drawing on the contemporary aquariva and its predecessor of the 1960s, the glamorous aquarama, newson has infused the classic model with his streamlined and forward-looking style using ideas bimported from his innovative work in automotive and aerospace design. these include the use of phenolic textile composite – a durable laminate made from linen and resin that made its first appearance in newson’s furniture designs in 2007. in place of traditional mahogany for the deck; anodized aluminum for discreet hooks, cleats, handles, and holds; a streamlined instrument panel, and a wrap-around laminated windscreen made from a single sheet of glass. the modified interior – upholstered in the collector’s choice of punchy colors including a vivid turquoise as an update of the original tone used for the aquarama – includes separate driver and passenger seats, and a functional dining area.

aquariva by marc newson, custom-built in the original riva boatyards, is produced in an edition of 22 and available exclusively through gagosian gallery.

marc newson: transport the gagosian gallery, new york from: september 14 to october 16, 2010

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