Made in 1988, the prototype of the Lockheed Lounge was sold for $ 2.1M including premium by Phillips de Pury on May 13, 2010. It is made of foam reinforced with fiberglass and covered by riveted aluminum sheets. One of the ten copies of the 1990 edition was sold for £ 2.43M including premium by Phillips on April 28, 2015.
The next improvement is to remove any separation in the aluminum layer. Inspired by the molding techniques used for surfboards, Newson creates from 1989 the Orgone range of products. In the disputed theories of the psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich 'orgone' refers to the force that brings well-being.
In 1993 the Orgone Chair is equipped with a backrest. It is followed in the same year by its low version, the Orgone Stretch Lounge, which looks a bit like a Formula 1 car. After the prototype, this lounge chair is edited in six units plus two artist's proofs.
The second artist's proof of the Orgone Stretch Lounge was discussed in this column before being sold for £ 420K including premium by Sotheby's on October 18, 2008. It is estimated £ 300K for sale by Christie's in London on March 6, lot 124. In the meantime the other artist's proof remained unsold at Phillips de Pury on December 15, 2010 with a lower estimate of $ 350K.
SOLD for £ 515K including premium