Ron Arad, ‘New Orleans armchair’, 1999, Phillips

Property from a Private French Collection

Handmade by Ron Arad, London, UK, for The Gallery Mourmans, The Netherlands.
Number 3 from one of 2 editions of 9.

Signature: Reverse incised Ron Arad London 99, proper right side etched Ron Arad, seat back painted 3.

Matthew Collings, Ron Arad Talks to Matthew Collings, London, 2004, pp. 4, 80-81, 83-84, illustrated p. 85
Paola Antonelli, Jonathan Safran Foer, Marie-Laure Jousset, Ron Arad: No Discipline, exh. cat., The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2009, p. 48

Sotheby's, London, "Fine 20th Century Design," May 19, 2010, lot 3
Acquired from the above by the present owner

About Ron Arad

Though associated with high-tech design, Ron Arad’s multi-decade career goes back to pre-digital days. Some of his earliest pieces, like hand-wrought chairs, are obviously handcrafted and retain all the traces of small-scale production. Often working in steel, Arad now capitalizes on new technology—remote controlling his own designs and fabricating Bluetooth-enabled furniture. In 2005, he designed crystal chandeliers for Swarovski that display text messages in LED lights. Arad is responsible for, among other spaces, the technology floor at Selfridge’s in London and a Yohji Yamamoto boutique in Tokyo. “Boredom,” says Arad, “is the mother of creativity.”

Israeli, b. 1951, Tel Aviv, Israel, based in London, United Kingdom

Exhibition Highlights

New York,
Ron Arad: Restless

Group Shows

New York,
Shrines to Speed Art And The Automobile: From The Minimal To The Postmodern
Glasstress. White Light / White Heat
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