Marc Newson

Lunar Rock and Book Enclosure
Lunar Rock and Book Enclosure
Lunar Rock and Book Enclosure
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Marc designed the Lunar Rock edition for Taschen’s re-release of Norman Mailer’s seminal tale of the Apollo II story. Each of the 12 copies, numbered 1958 through to 1969, came with a specimen of lunar rock ranging in weight from 0.4 grams to 30.34 grams.

The “module” that holds the book accurately represents a precise area of the moon's surface whilst a domed case inspired by a scientific specimen container, houses the twelve lunar rocks, providing protection from oxidation and showcasing the specimen, allowing it to be admired from all angles.

Year

2010

Sector

Objects

Key materials

Aluminium
Plastic