'D-Sofa'

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  • Provenance

    Timothy Taylor Gallery, London

  • Literature

    Deyan Sudjic, Ron Arad, London, 1999, p. 78
    Matthew Collings, Ron Arad Talks to Matthew Collings, London, 2004, pp. 90-91
    Paola Antonelli, Jonathan Safran Foer, Marie-Laure Jousset, Ron Arad: No Discipline, exh. cat., The Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2009, pp. 104-105 for an image and a drawing

  • Catalogue Essay

    Ron Arad has managed to switch between mass production and editioned work, between architecture and industrial design without missing a beat. As professor of 'Design Product', as he called his department at the Royal College of Art, presided over a remarkable generation of students.

    Deyan Sudjic

  • Artist Bio

    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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Donated by Johannes and Helene Huth

Ron Arad

'D-Sofa'

1994
Polished stainless steel.
98 x 214 x 93 cm (38 5/8 x 84 1/4 x 36 5/8 in.)
Produced by Ron Arad Studio, Italy. Number 11 from the edition of 20 plus 5 artist's proofs in polished stainless steel and 3 prototypes. Underside incised with Ron Arad 11/20.

Estimate
£100,000 - 150,000 

Contact Specialist
Madalena Horta e Costa
Head of Sale
+44 20 7318 4019

Time for Design

London Auction 28 April 2016