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Transport

From a never-before-seen jet pack to geodesic shoes, a new exhibit of Marc Newson's designs for mobility

by Josh Rubin in Design on 14 September 2010

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Designer Marc Newson's prolific body of work spans everyday objects to total luxury, all executed with the utmost attention to detail, form and function. The latest exhibit dedicated to his output focuses on designs related to mobility and human locomotion, displaying shoes, boats, jets and a new release—a sleek jet pack.

Newson explains much of his inspiration comes from an interest in post-war Italian design, an era when designers produced "every conceivable type of industrial product, from furniture to automobiles."

His career clearly reflects this ideology, and combined with his adept use of materials and technology has led to stunning examples of modern transportation for brands such as Quantas, Riva, Ford and more.

"Transport" shows off Newson's raw brilliance as a designer, his true understanding of engineering as well as how to integrate his signature style into every project.

"Marc Newson: Transport" is currently on view at NYC's Gagosian Gallery through 16 October 2010. See more images from our look at the exhibition in the gallery below.

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