Ron Arad - Design and Design Art New York Thursday, May 24, 2007 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Juli Capella and Quim Larrea, Designed by Architects in the 1980s, New York, 1988, p. 18 for a similar example; Charlotte and Peter Fiell, eds., 1000 Chairs, Cologne, 1997, p. 562 for a similar example; Deyan Sudjic, Ron Arad, London, 1999, p. 10 for discussion of the “Rover” chair; Matthew Collings, Ron Arad Talks to Matthew Collings, London, 2004, pp. 38-41 for discussion of the “Rover” chair; Ron Arad, A Retrospective Exhibition 1981-2001, exh. cat., Barry Friedman Ltd., New York, 2005, pp. 46-47

  • Artist Biography

    Ron Arad

    Israeli • 1951

    Ron Arad's work and career is characterized by his movement between modes and constant experimentation. Arad was born in Tel Aviv, Israel in 1951 and studied at the Jerusalem Academy of Art before moving to London in 1973. He began his practice in London in the early 1980s and set up One Off Ltd, focused on limited edition objects, with his partner Caroline Thorman. A decade later he had moved to industrial production techniques and collaborations with large design firms such as Vitra and Kartell.

    A persistent theme throughout his work is innovation and the idea of the "new." Still producing work today, Arad uses the latest technology to produce his designs and also integrates it within his pieces, such as his Lolita Chandelier (2004) that can receive and display text messages. Arad also continually experiments with materials and has an exceptional skill to coax volume and undulation out of them, with a particular affinity for metal. His works such as The Big Easy chair (1988) walk the line between design and sculpture. Once an outsider, Arad's relentless energy to design, build and collaborate has placed him firmly within the highest ranks of the design world.

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“Rover” chair

Tubular steel, cast iron, leather. Produced by One Off Ltd., UK. From a series of approximately 300. Tubular steel impressed several times “KEE KLAMP 10-6.”
33 5/8 x 58 1/8 x 35 1/8 in. (85.4 x 147.6 x 89.2 cm)

$15,000 - 20,000 

Design and Design Art

24 May 2007
2pm New York