Chair by Its Cover – Ron Arad

Chair by Its Cover - Ron Arad
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Chair by Its Cover – Ron Arad

Why design a chair when so many already exist? One of these chairs asks as much with its mysterious inscription “Why bark if you can have a dog?” This pair is a monument to the readymade: two unassuming chairs enrobed in gleaming, mirror-polished steel, thus transformed into something massive and powerful. But the second chair, inscribed “Why have a dog if you can bark yourself?” suggests a further thought: Who really needs new chairs after all?

Source MoMa

Rover Chair by Ron Arad

Rover by Ron Arad at Centre Pompidou, Paris P1030702

Rover Chair by Ron Arad

With the post: Chair Candy 1: Ron Arad at the Centre Pompidou in Paris I meant to start a small series of posts of Ron Arad’s solo exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, an exhibition that later was featured in Moma It stayed a very small series.

Recently I refound the photo’s I took there as I was reorganizing my photo’s and intended to go on with the series under Ron’s own lemma Chair Candy. For some time I’ve used Chair Candy as a nickname for chairs designed by Ron Arad. First it was a category. Later I reorganized the blog and made from many categories tags…there was a Chair Candy tag even….more rationalization did me get rid of the Chair Candy tag.

Rietveld Chair by Ron Arad

Rietveld Chair by Ron Arad

Rietveld Chair by Ron Arad

Didn’t notice this chair before I saw it being sold at Sotheby’s New York | 06 March 2013.
Peculiar, a Rietveld interpretation by Ron Arad.

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PROPERTY OF A LADY
Ron Arad
“RIETVELD” CHAIR
Estimate: 80,000 – 120,000 USD
LOT SOLD. 194,500 USD (Hammer Price with Buyer’s Premium)
designed 1990-1992
produced circa 1996
number 6 from an edition of 20 and 5 artist’s proofs
incised Ron Arad 6/20
patinated steel
28 1/4 x 56 1/2 x 18 1/4 in. (71.8 x 143.5 x 46.5 cm)
produced by Ron Arad Studio, Italy

via Sotheby’s

Blue Size Ten lounge chair by Ron Arad

Blue Size Ten lounge chair by Ron Arad

Blue Size Ten lounge chair by Ron Arad Partial Front

Blue Size Ten lounge chair by Ron Arad Side

Blue Size Ten lounge chair by Ron Arad Back

Blue Size Ten lounge chair by Ron Arad

Designed c 1994 for Moroso

via 1stdibs.

Blue Acrylic Oh Void by Ron Arad

blue acrylic oh void by ron arad

Blue Acrylic Oh Void by Ron Arad