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PROPERTY OF A LADY

Ron Arad
"RIETVELD" CHAIR
Оценка
80 000120 000
Лот продан 194,500 USD (Цена продажи с учетом процента покупателя)
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PROPERTY OF A LADY

Ron Arad
"RIETVELD" CHAIR
Оценка
80 000120 000
Лот продан 194,500 USD (Цена продажи с учетом процента покупателя)
ПЕРЕЙТИ К ЛОТУ

Details & Cataloguing

20th Century Design Including Works by Tiffany Studios from the Geyer Family Collection

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Ron Arad
"RIETVELD" CHAIR
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
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Происхождение

Friedman Benda, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2007

Публикации

Design contre Design: Deux Siècles de creation, Paris 2007, p. 230 (for the “Double Rietveld” variant)

Описание в каталоге

One of Arad’s most experimental and ever-changing designs, the “Rietveld” chair originated in a summer workshop at Vitra in 1990 that coincided with the Sticks & Stones exhibition.  As discussed in Deyan Sudjic’s monograph, Arad asked Vitra to prepare in advance coils of tempered steel. Arad and his team then cut and shaped the coils into ergonomic seats, resulting in a stunning series of unique sculptures, including “Beware of the Dog” and “Sit!” The first “Rietveld” chair, which is in the collection of the Vitra Design Museum, was the least organic of the forms produced in the workshop, wherein Arad welded a seat inspired by Rietveld’s “Zig-Zag” design onto a coil strip. Vitra’s prototype lacks the extended footrest of the present model.  In 1991, Arad fused two “Rietvelds” together at the footrest to create a rocker for two people.

The present example represents the final realization of the model, and only a handful were produced by Arad’s studio in Italy. In 2008, Christie’s Paris sold another example from the Italian studio, marked up with instructions by Arad on how to modify the design for production by Gallery Mourmans, but it went no further than that, and the edition remains incomplete. Less than ten total examples of the model, whether prototype, artist’s proof, or numbered, were produced.

Sotheby’s would like to thank Serge Mauduit, Curator of the Collection, Vitra Design Museum, for his assistance in cataloguing this lot.

20th Century Design Including Works by Tiffany Studios from the Geyer Family Collection

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