Ron Arad - Design London Wednesday, April 24, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Domus (Milan), no. 773, August 1995, p. 134 for the Triennale installation
    Ron Arad Studio, catalogue, London, 1997, for the Triennale installation, n.p.
    Deyan Sudjic, Ron Arad, London, 1999, p. 119 for the original exhibition poster, p. 120 for the Triennale installation
    Matthew Collings, Ron Arad Talks to Matthew Collings, London, 2004, p. 225 for the Triennale installation, p. 226 for the original exhibition poster

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present model was included in the exhibition ‘Ron Arad Studio: 38 Tables’, Triennale, Milan, 7-12 April 1995. The exhibition title refers to a collection of 38 individual tables each from an edition of 38, derived from a freehand plan Arad used to create a maze of tables at the 1995 Milan Furniture Fair.

  • 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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Type no. 5 table, from the ‘38 Tables’ series

Mirror-polished stainless steel, patinated steel.
71.7 x 269 x 114 cm (28 1/4 x 105 7/8 x 44 7/8 in)
Produced by Ron Arad Studio, UK. Type no. 5 from the edition 2 of 38. Underside incised with ‘Ron Arad 38 TABLES/N•5 2 / 38’.

£12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for £15,000

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