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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from Ron Arad Studio, London
    Private collection, London

  • Literature

    Ron Arad: The Dogs Barked, exh. cat., Phillips de Pury & Luxembourg, Zurich, 2006, front cover
    Marie-Laure Jousset, Sir Christopher Frayling and Jonathan Safran Foer, et al., Ron Arad No Discipline, exh. cat., Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 2008, p. 107

  • 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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"Tom Block" chair

2006
Polished aluminum.
34 3/8 x 38 3/4 x 37 5/8 in. (87.3 x 98.5 x 95.5 cm)
Editioned by The Gallery Mourmans, the Netherlands. Number 5 from the edition of 6. Incised with Ron Arad and 5 / 6.

Estimate
$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $47,500

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New York Auction 11 June 2014 11am