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Ron Arad

"Rolling Volume" Chair

Property from a Private Collection, Miami

Ron Arad

Ron Arad

"Rolling Volume" Chair

"Rolling Volume" Chair

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Property from a Private Collection, Miami

Ron Arad

"Rolling Volume" Chair


designed 1989, executed 1991

mirror-polished and patinated steel

signed One Off Ron Arad and dated 1991

28¼ x 32½ x 39 in. (71.7 x 82.5 x 99.1 cm)

Overall in excellent condition. When viewed firsthand, the chair exhibits a great variety of metallic hues which enhance the dynamism of the piece. The steel throughout presents with scattered scratches, scuffing and small abrasions particularly concentrated to the edges and sides as consistent with age and gentle use. The seat and armrests present with slightly more concentrated wear and rubbing to the patina consistent with gentle use. The steel presents with traces of oxidation, light pitting and tarnish throughout consistent with the evolution of the material.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

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Private Collection, acquired directly from the artist
Wright, Chicago, September 30, 2020, lot 101
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Deyan Sudjic, Ron Arad: Restless Furniture, New York, 1989, p. 59 (for a drawing of the model)
Alexander von Vegesack, ed., Ron Arad: “Sticks and Stones,” One Offs & Short Runs, 1980-1990, exh. cat., Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, 1990, pp. 110 (for drawings of the model) and 111
Deyan Sudjic, Ron Arad, London, 1999, pp. 62-63
Matthew Collings, Ron Arad talks to Matthew Collings about designing chairs, vases, buildings and..., London, 2004, pp. 98-99
Ron Arad, exh. cat., Barry Friedman Gallery, New York, 2005, pp. 73-75
Paola Antonelli, Ron Arad: No Discipline, exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art, 2009, p. 51
Ron Arad: A Break with Tradition, September 7-November 3, 1991, Röhsska Museum, Göteborg, Sweden