Gluon chair by Marc Newson

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Designer: Marc Newson

Director: Ridley Scott

Marc Newson’s Gluon chair and accompanying footstool (in a red upholstery) makes a cameo in Prometheus (2012) as well as in The Truman Show (1998).

Newon’s Orgone Chair also appears in Prometheus.

The Gluon Chair was conceived by Marc Newson in 1993 as a modular chair and footstool pair, that could be joined together to form longer sofas or benches. The void in the centre acts as an air cushion to make it more comfortable to sit on. The chair was produced in two versions- one with four legs for commercial uses, like airports, and one with a pedestal base for domestic use.

The name Gluon refers to the elementary particle that functions as an exchange particle, which appealed to Marc because of its relation to modularity.

Gluon chairs (with and without footstools) and sofas occasionally come up for auction, and also crop on Etsy, eBay and Chairish from around £750 to £2,000.

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