Ron Arad - Design New York Friday, June 15, 2012 | Phillips
  • Video

    Ron Arad 'London Papardelle' chair [360° view]

  • Provenance

    The Gallery Mourmans, the Netherlands

  • Literature

    Deyan Sudjic, Ron Arad, London, 1999, p. 66 for the stainless steel example
    Ron Arad: A Retrospective Exhibition 1981-2001, exh. cat., Barry Friedman Ltd., New York, 2005, pp. 36-37
    Bond Rafferty, ‘Furniture Fair’, Town & Country, May 2005, pg. 133 for the stainless steel example
    Jean-Louis Gaillemin, ed., Design Contre Design: Deux siècles de créations, exh. cat., Galerie Nationale du Grand Palais, Paris, 2007, pp. 176-77
    Paola Antonelli, Jonathan Safran Foer, Marie-Laure Jousset, Ron Arad: No Discipline, exh. cat., The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2009, pp. 52-53 for the stainless steel example

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present model is in the permanent collection of the Design Museum, Gent, Belgium. The ‘Narrow Papardelle’ (circa 1992), a similar model in brazed steel profiles with stainless steel mesh, is in the permanent collection of the Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, UK.

  • 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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‘London Papardelle’

ca. 1992
Woven polished bronze, polished bronze.
42 x 109 x 23 5/8 in (106.7 x 276.9 x 60 cm) fully extended
Produced by The Gallery Mourmans, the Netherlands. Number 6 from the edition of 6 plus 2 artist’s proofs. Base incised with artist’s signature ‘Ron Arad 6/6’.

$120,000 - 180,000 

Sold for $224,500


15 June 2012
New York