Pixel Sofa by Ron Arad

Pixel Sofa by Ron Arad

Milan Preview 2008:

This year’s theme, The surprising world of Moroso is taken from a quote by Patrizia Moroso in Elena Commessati├ó’s book Cavalicco Friuli Mondo i.e. To be good, you have to be surprising. Innovative through and through, but that doesn”t necessarily mean being unsettling. Surprising is the right word┬Ł. New designs will be introduced by Tord Boontje, Patricia Urquiola, Ron Arad, Ross Lovegrove and Tokujin Yoshioka. The stand at the fair ground has been designed by Patricia Urquiola and Moroso’s showroom will be transformed into The Little Wild Garden of Love by Tord Boontje, to showcase their new outdoor collection.

Moroso April 16 – 21, 2008 Salone Internazionale del Mobile Pavilion 8 – Stand C25/D24

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Fantastic Plastic Elastic – FPE Chair by Ron Arad

FPE Chair by Ron Arad

Fantastic Plastic Elastic is the name concealed behind the initials of the FPE Chair. The seat/back body is grafted onto the supporting aluminum structure, giving the chair both qualities of resistance and flexibility and characteristics of lightness and practicality. Easy to stack, it lends itself to characterizing communal places (from bars to work spaces) and domestic spaces. Thanks to the materials it is made of, it lives perfectly outside. Minimum order quantity of 2.

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Alexander Payne from Phillips de Pury ditches term “Design Art”

Oh Void chair by Ron Arad

Above Ron Arad’s Oh Void chair sold for $190,000 in 2005: Art or Design?

Alexander Payne, the auctioneer who coined the term design art, is sick of the term and has stopped using it, he revealed last night at a debate organised by the Rabih Hage Gallery. Payne, who is director of design for auction house Phillips de Pury, said: “We don’t call our auctions design art any more – we were getting tired of [the term] being used incorrectly. Instead, items sold at auction by Phillips de Pury will be classified as either design or art.

The hybrid term design art was created by Payne for an exhibition in 1999, and debate over its exact meaning has simmered ever since as one-offs and limited editions by designers including Zaha Hadid and Ron Arad have commanded unprecedented prices at auction. In 2006, a Marc Newson Lockheed Lounge fetched $968,000 at Sotheby’s.

Other participants in the debate were designer Jurgen Bey, artist Richard Woods, and writers David Carlson and Judd Tully. Journalist and author Max Fraser was chairman.

The panel was divided about alternative names for the design art phenomenon, putting forward suggestions including neo-baroque-ism, neo-expressionism, arts and crafts revivalism, vulgarism and Dubai chique.

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Pair of Ron Arad designed Rocking Chairs

Arad, Ron (b. 1951)

Sale Title MODERN DESIGN Location London, South Kensington Sale Date Mar 04, 2008 Lot Number 0214 Sale Number 5337 Creator


Estimate 2,000 – 3,000 British pounds

designed 1981, for One-Off, black-enamelled and chromed steel, plastic-coated springs 58.5cm. high (2)

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