Marc Newson

Marc Newson has been described as the most influential designer of his generation. He has worked across a wide range of disciplines, creating everything from furniture and household objects to bicycles and cars, private and commercial aircraft, yachts, various architectural commissions, and signature sculptural pieces for clients across the globe.

When Marc accepted the invitation to join the “Celebrating Monogram” project, he set out to create a truly functional object; the result is a pure, sculptural backpack.

Monogram canvas provides structure (the bag can stand on its own, without losing its shape) while soft shearling lends comfort and accents the biomorphic shape. Inside, the roomy central space and a host of pockets keep belongings organised. The backpack is available in orange, blue and beige.

“I wanted to explore the Monogram’s functional qualities. If you go back to the reason why the Monogram canvas was invented, it’s because it’s durable and it’s weather proof; but I wanted it to be fun as well – I don’t like when things take themselves too seriously.”

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