Details & Cataloguing

Design: Living in a Material World


Ron Arad
signed RArad, numbered 5/20 and dedicated for Susan
from an edition of 20 + 5 AP
cherry, with stainless steel torsion sprung mechanisms
when closed: 40 x 40 x 40 cm (15  7/8  x 15  7/8  x 15  7/8  in.)
produced by Ron Arad Associates, London, England
Read Condition Report Read Condition Report


Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner


Deyan Sudjic, Ron Arad, London, 1999, pp. 80-81
Marielle Dagault, Marie-Laure Jousset, eds, Ron Arad: No Discipline, exh. cat., Paris, 2008, pp. 102-103 for a drawing and examples in stainless steel and bronze

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.

Constructed in cherry wood and chromium plated steel, this design forms part of Ron Arad’s initial experimental take on developing an iconic unfolding and adjustable seating device from a solid cube.

Design: Living in a Material World