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Marc Newson’s Lockheed Lounge that sold for £2.1m at Phillips.

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The 2ft 10in x 5ft 6in (87cm x 1.68m) piece was one of 15 handmade by Newson in 1990 from fibreglass and aluminium. It had a guide of £1.5m-2.5m.

It eclipsed the previous high, a premium-inclusive $2.09m (£1.48m) paid at the same auctioneers in 2010 in New York for a prototype of the design.

The sale took place on April 28 and the buyer's premium was 25/20/12%.