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  • Provenance

    Galerie kreo, Paris

  • Exhibited

    “Mobilier: Objets 1960 – 2000,” Galerie kreo, Paris, June 5-July 24, 1999

  • Literature

    Deyan Sudjic, Ron Arad, London, 1999, pp. 62-63
    Matthew Collings, Ron Arad talks to Matthew Collings, New York, 2004, pp. 98-99
    Ron Arad, A Retrospective Exhibition 1981-2001, exh. cat., Barry Friedman Ltd., New York, 2005, pp. 73-75
    Paola Antonelli, Jonathan Safran Foer, Marie-Laure Jousset, Ron Arad: No Discipline, New York, 2009, p. 51
    Adam Lindemann, Collecting Design, Cologne, 2010, p. 279 for a similar example

  • 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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"Rolling Volume" chair

ca. 1989
Patinated mild steel, lead.
32 3/8 in. (82.2 cm) high
Produced by Ron Arad Associates, Italy. Number 15 from the edition of 20 plus five artist’s proofs. Right-facing side incised with “Ron Arad 15 / 20.”

$50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for $60,000

The World of Muriel Brandolini

21 October 2011
New York