RON ARAD

Israeli Designer Ron Arad (born 1951 in Tel-Aviv) produced his first creations with metal tubes. These pieces were called One-offs because they were unique, Ron Arad attaching great importance to the uniqueness or limitation of his works. Also the name of his first company, the One-offs are typical of the artist’s early career. In the beginning of the 1980’s, Arad had his first success with Roverchair, a car seat resting on four-wheel. The bookworms and Mortal Coils sets will also bring him consecration, and celebrate the admiration he felt for Marcel Duchamp. Having initially preferred to use the polished steel to a high gloss furniture for his seat and table, Ron Arad will ultimately include wood, aluminum and plastic. The other pieces that have contributed to his fame are The Big Easy (1988-1989), Little heavy seat (1991), and in 2000, the Victoria & Albert chair.

Olivier Boissière is a journalist and writer, specialized in contemporary architecture.
Raymond Guidot is a design historian.

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