Monday, April 23, 2007

The Ikepod Has Landed...Again

The new Ikepod 'Black Hole' (edition of 66)
Only sold as silhouette, no images shown until the potential owners buy it

Marc Newson's iconic watches are back, this time with more expensive materials, extensive (re)designs and overall exclusivity. I met with new owner and prominent art collector Adam Lindemann (for QP Magazine) in his New York office to discuss the rebirth of the brand famously represented by flightless birds. For my full article, get QP's 2007 issue #24.

The cases have been redesigned to allow for Newson's originally intended perfect ellipse, now only made of precious metals and fit with better movements. While Ikepod was in hibernation, Newson's reputation grew considerably with record breaking sales like his famous 1980s Lockheed Lounge which recently sold at Sotheby's for nearly a million dollars - The most ever for a living designer. Newson has also been exhibited more often as an artist than a designer as with his recent show at the influential Gagosian Gallery in New York City.

Hemipode dual-time Chronograph
(La Joux-Perret 8206-1 movement)

The Horizon (ETA 2892 'Finition Soignee')

Megapode Chronograph (La Joux-Perret 8301)

The $1,000,000 Lockheed Lounge

Marc Newson Links;
Gagosian Exhibit
Marc Newson Website
Ikepod Website

Related Posts;
Marc Newson 1986 Pod Watch & Clock-->Link
Vintage Ikepod-ish Jurgentron Triple Date-->Link

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