Afterthought Chair by Ron Arad at Christie’s
Estimate 180,000 – 250,000 ($244,942 – $340,197)
arts decoratifs du xxeme siecle et design
28 May 2009, Paris
Artist”s Resale Right (“droit de Suite”). If the Artist”s Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer also agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist”s collection agent.
Afterthought was designed for the Belgian Dutch Gallery Mourmans
After sale remarks:
‘Afterthought’ is one of the last pieces designed by Ron Arad in 2007. It is inspired from the preceding model, ‘Southern Hemisphere’, demonstrating the artist’s exploration into the boundaries between furniture and sculpture. The model was executed in three examples, each slightly different in matter or design and hence each unique: the second in patinated steel and bronze, the third in polished steel with red interior
‘Afterthought’ is executed in four examples, each slightly different, thus unique, and not in three examples as indicated in the catalogue. The bibliographical reference pertains to one of the three other examples than the one offered here
Dimensions are : Height : 67 3/4 in. ; Width : 62 5/8 in. ; Depth : 65 3/8 in.
It fetched a whoppy Euro 205,000 ($283,887) including buyers premium
One thought on “Afterthought Chair (2007) by Ron Arad at Christie’s”
$340,000 for an afterthought. What might someone bid for a little forethought. It certainly looks like a chair in need of some serious design thought. But what do I know. I,m only a designer of “RETROGRADE AVANT GARDE” design. I am now designing off the shelf, do it yourself, open source, nonproprietary and non-hierarchic designs. Think sch 40 pvc chairs that just might be the most inspired chairs ever conceived.
Guido, will you really let this post stand? I hope so.