Marc Newson

POD Bar
POD Bar
POD Bar
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POD Bar

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Marc was introduced to the owner of the Pod Bar by Teruo Kurosaki, president of Japanese furniture company Idée and with whom he was working at the time.

With the remit to do whatever he wanted, Marc‘s design consisted of floors that were composed of laser-cut aluminum tiles which resembled a molecular diagram, barstools made of spun aluminum, meant to look like round spirals, their tops echoing the circular lighting “portholes” on the ceiling and cubbyholes on the wall.

A custom made Embryo Chair banquette was fashioned from three chairs, clad in herringbone, whose front legs were replaced by a single wall-to-wall rod running through all three.

“I had this idea of creating a really cool funky futuristic space. I’d always liked the idea of the Pod as a small spaceship splitting off from the mothership to go on expeditions.”

Year

1989

Sector

Interiors

Location

Tokyo, Japan