Chest of drawers goes for $1.5m

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An Asian buyer has paid €1.019 million (S$1.54 million) for this chest of drawers by Australian designer Marc Newson during an auction in Paris on Tuesday. The price paid for the piece, called the "Pod of drawers", was more than twice its estimate, according to auction house Artcurial. Newson, 53, is an award-winning designer whose works have ranged from furniture and household objects to bicycles, cars, and private and commercial aircraft. He made the shiny aluminium drawers by hand in 1987 while he was at art school, having earlier trained as a jeweller.

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