Design Masterworks 17 November 2016

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Ron Arad


Blo-Void 3

Gallery Mourmans
United Kingdom / Netherlands, 2006
anodized aluminum, woven aluminum mesh
24 w x 50 d x 30 h in (61 x 127 x 76 cm)

result: $75,000


estimate: $60,000–80,000

This example is number 1 from the edition of 6. Signed and numbered to lower edge: [Ron Arad 1/6].

provenance: Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner
literature: Furnish: Furniture and Interior Design for the 21st Century, Klanten, Lovell and Meyer, pg. 235 Ron Arad: No Discipline, Antonelli and Safran Foer, ppgs. 116-117 illustrate series

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Ron Arad

b. 1951

Ron Arad was born in Tel Aviv in 1951 and attended the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem from 1971-1973. He moved to London to attend the Architectural Association, encountering a creative environment that emphasized ideas over technique. Inspired by Gaetano Pesce, Arad became interested in using industrial materials in domestic settings. He co-founded his London design studio and workshop, One-Off with Caroline Thorman in 1981. That same year, Arad created his seminal Rover chairs made with scavenged materials. Throughout the 1980s, Arad explored the possibilities of sheet steel, opting to shape and alter it by hand, imparting a distinctive rough finish that would become a signature of his work. From 1997-2009, Arad was the head of the Design Product Department at the Royal College of Art in London. In 2008, Ron Arad Architects was established. Two years later, the Design Museum in Holon, Israel was completed to much international acclaim. Along with his studio work, Arad has also produced a number of designs for companies including Vitra, Alessi and Cassina among many more.

Everything that happened until four o’clock yesterday is an influence. 

—Ron Arad