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Ron Arad
'BLO-VOID 1' CHAIR
acid-etched with facsimile signature Ron Arad and numbered 6/6
from an edition of 6 + 2 AP
polished and anodised aluminium, aluminium mesh
108.5 x 200 x 44 cm (42  3/4  x 78  3/4  x 17  3/8  in.)
2006
produced by the Gallery Mourmans, Maastricht, Netherlands
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Provenance

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

Literature

Marielle Dagault, Marie-Laure Jousset, eds, Ron Arad: No Discipline, exh. cat., Paris, 2008, p.126

Catalogue Note

Israeli-born Ron Arad was born in 1951 and graduated from the Architectural Association in London in 1979. He proceeded to set up his own architecture and industrial design studio, forging himself an unparalleled creative identity and a notorious challenging attitude towards art, design and architecture. Refusing to be fully assimilated with either one of the disciplines, he stated:  `I do not need a passport to go from one to the other`. His `No discipline` exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris was held in 2009 and exemplifies the full panoply of his oeuvre ranging from crude re-appropriated to digitally manufactured elements.

With his ‘Void’ series chairs, Arad combines vacuum technology with a secret tinting process to create organic forms based on the traditional rocking chair. The result is a stunning genre-changing design that is a meeting of sculpture and design.

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