Boredom is the father of creativity.

Ron Arad

Champion 100

Champion 100 celebrates the collecting philosophy of George Champion. With more than 25 years in the field, Champion has cultivated a reputation for assembling works across a broad range of styles and movements. He explains: “I collect what I like—as long as it’s good design.” 

From the very beginning, George was focused on finding the best examples of any given design. His father, who worked in manufacturing and industrial design, instilled in George a robust appreciation for precision, quality and innovation at an early age.

His first foray into the world of collecting was with Shaker furniture. Drawn to the clean, unadorned lines and practicality of Shaker style, it was only natural that George soon transitioned to collecting midcentury modern works, endeavoring to find the most original or iconic representations of a form be it Mies van der Rohe’s white leather Barcelona chairs for Knoll or 50th Anniversary, rosewood LCWs by Charles and Ray Eames.

His passion for design extends well beyond the historical to the contemporary, rare and unusual. Since the 1980s, George has traveled each year to Milan to attend the Salone de Mobile and satellite fairs to view present day design innovations. He fervently follows the production of Cappellini because he believes Giulio Cappellini has been the most receptive to providing opportunities to new, up-and-coming designers. It is from the Cappellini Showroom in New York, "where the company sends its best stuff", that George has acquired many original and exceptional designs including Oki Sato’s (nendo) Tent desk.

Finally, George is also interested in the designers themselves and he has met many of the designers whose works he collects. From asking Ettore Sottsass, Keith Haring, or Philippe Starck to sign works within his collection, to purchasing works from Gaetano Pesce directly, George is wholly invested in the world of design. Design is his passion, his interest and his livelihood. 


Champion 100 is the first in a series of auctions in which Wright collaborates with a collector to present a curated selection of 100 works from their personal collection highlighting their design philosophy. George Champion is a collector and dealer located in Woodbury, Connecticut. 


Ron Arad b. 1951

Ron Arad was born in Tel Aviv in 1951 and attended the Bezaele Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem from 1971-73. 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 80s, 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 and received much international acclaim. Along with his studio work, Arad has produced a number of designs for companies such as Vitra, Alessi and Cassina to name a few.

Auction Results Ron Arad

RON ARAD, This Mortal Coil | wright20.com

Ron Arad

This Mortal Coil
estimate: $50,000–70,000
result: $134,500

RON ARAD, Paved with Good Intentions, table 38 | wright20.com

Ron Arad

Paved with Good Intentions, table 38
estimate: $80,000–120,000
result: $86,500

RON ARAD, Two Legs & A Table | wright20.com

Ron Arad

Two Legs & A Table
estimate: $70,000–90,000
result: $84,000

RON ARAD, Blo-Void 3 | wright20.com

Ron Arad

Blo-Void 3
estimate: $60,000–80,000
result: $75,000

RON ARAD, Rolling Volume | wright20.com

Ron Arad

Rolling Volume
estimate: $50,000–70,000
result: $75,000

RON ARAD, Victoria and Albert chair | wright20.com

Ron Arad

Victoria and Albert chair
estimate: $30,000–50,000
result: $65,000

RON ARAD, Little Heavy | wright20.com

Ron Arad

Little Heavy
estimate: $30,000–40,000
result: $58,800

RON ARAD, 2Rnot chair | wright20.com

Ron Arad

2Rnot chair
estimate: $30,000–40,000
result: $50,400

RON ARAD, shelves from Bazaar/Jean-Paul Gaultier | wright20.com

Ron Arad

shelves from Bazaar/Jean-Paul Gaultier
estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $46,800

RON ARAD, Box in Four Movements chair | wright20.com

Ron Arad

Box in Four Movements chair
estimate: $30,000–50,000
result: $42,500

RON ARAD, Little Heavy | wright20.com

Ron Arad

Little Heavy
estimate: $30,000–40,000
result: $40,800

RON ARAD, Spin table | wright20.com

Ron Arad

Spin table
estimate: $18,000–20,000
result: $38,400

RON ARAD, Oh-Void 2 | wright20.com

Ron Arad

Oh-Void 2
estimate: $30,000–50,000
result: $37,500

RON ARAD, Rolling Volume | wright20.com

Ron Arad

Rolling Volume
estimate: $30,000–50,000
result: $37,500

RON ARAD, Big Easy Volume 2 | wright20.com

Ron Arad

Big Easy Volume 2
estimate: $30,000–50,000
result: $32,500

RON ARAD, Rover 3.5 Litre 2-Seater | wright20.com

Ron Arad

Rover 3.5 Litre 2-Seater
estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $27,600

RON ARAD, Box in Four Movements prototype | wright20.com

Ron Arad

Box in Four Movements prototype
estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $23,750

RON ARAD, Sculptural stool | wright20.com

Ron Arad

Sculptural stool
estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $22,500

RON ARAD, Long Light floor lamp | wright20.com

Ron Arad

Long Light floor lamp
estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $21,600

RON ARAD, Well Tempered chair | wright20.com

Ron Arad

Well Tempered chair
estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $21,600

RON ARAD, Bookworm | wright20.com

Ron Arad

Bookworm
estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $18,000

RON ARAD, Tinker Chair | wright20.com

Ron Arad

Tinker Chair
estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $17,250

RON ARAD, Well Tempered chair | wright20.com

Ron Arad

Well Tempered chair
estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $15,625

RON ARAD, Transformer sofa | wright20.com

Ron Arad

Transformer sofa
estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $15,600