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Ron Arad - Biography

Since Ron Arad had started designing objects, his quest was about, how different materials and different treatment of material change the appearance and perception of a specific form. Coming from crudely beaten sheet steel, as used in the Tinker Chair from 1988, Ron Arad later forced the material to bend in the most outrageous way, as it can be seen in the Spanish Made from 1990.

As experimental as the works themselves are the ways, in which Ron Arad chooses to present them. His recent guerrilla show "no entry" had literally opened overnight in London during Frieze Art Fair without even the possibility to see the works closer than through a shop window.

Active in London for more than 30 years, Ron Arad was born in Tel Aviv in 1951. After studying at the Jerusalem Academy of Art (1971-73), he moved to London to study at the Architectural Association in London (1974-79). In 1981, Ron Arad and Caroline Thorman co-founded the design studio "One Off Ltd." and in 1989 they established 'Ron Arad Associates'. He was professor of Design at the Hochschule in Vienna from 1994 to 1997 and is currently head of the Design Products Department at the Royal College of Art in London.

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Currently on display - online

  • 3 Skin Joint
  • All Light Long
  • Bad Tempered Chair - Vitra
  • Big Easy
  • Blo-Void 1
  • Blo-Void 2
  • Blo-Void 3
  • Blo-Void 4
  • Blo-Void 5
  • Blo-Void 6
  • Bookworm - Kartell
  • Carbon Little Heavy
  • Cartier Tables
  • Chair By Its Cover
  • Dolce & Gabbana - Milan
  • Domus Totem - Milan
  • Large Bookworm
  • Little Heavy
  • Maserati Showroom - Modena
  • New Orleans
  • Oh-Void 1
  • Oh-Void 2
  • Paved With Good Intentions - Miami
  • Pic Chair
  • Rover Chair
  • Silicon Void
  • TEFAF 2006
  • TEFAF 2007
  • The Amiga House - London
  • The Big Blue - London
  • The Dogs Barked - De Pury & Luxembourg - Z├╝rich
  • Tom Vac - Vitra
  • Uncut
  • Void
  • Well Tempered Chair - Vitra
  • Wind Wand - London

Ettore Sottsass - Biography

Ettore Sottsass was born at Innsbruck, Austria, in 1917. He graduated in architecture at the Turin Polytechnic in 1939. In 1947 he opened his own practice in Milan, where he worked on architecture and design projects.

Alongside his architectural and design activity he developed his cultural pursuits. Ettore Sottsass has taken part in various Milan Triennales, and exhibited in group and solo shows in Italy and abroad. He is recognized for his international role in the renewal of design in the years leading up to the Second World War and in those that followed immediately after it.

In 1981, with collaborators, friends and architects of international repute, he set up the Memphis group, which quickly became the symbol of ?new design? and a landmark for the contemporary artistic avant-gardes. In the same year he founded the Sottsass Associati partnership, with whom he has continued his career as an architect and designer.

There are works by Ettore Sottsass in the permanent collections of major museums worldwide: New York, Paris, Sydney, Denver, Stockholm, London, San Francisco, Toronto, Jerusalem, Barcelona, ...

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Currently on display - online

  • Agesicora - Memphis
  • Bar Furniture
  • Barbarella
  • Bluebox - 7
  • Bluebox - 9
  • Bluebox - vase
  • Bluebox - vase 17
  • Bluebox - vase 37
  • Cabinet #12
  • Cabinet #24
  • Cabinet #48
  • Cabinet #49
  • Cabinet #51
  • Cabinet #52
  • Cabinet #53
  • Cabinet #54
  • Cabinet #55
  • Cabinet #56
  • Cabinet #57
  • Cabinet #58
  • Cabinet #59
  • Cabinet #60
  • Cabinet #61
  • Cabinet #62
  • Cabinet #8
  • Ceramica 1 Gatti
  • Ceramica 2 Gatti
  • Dr. Gaita Table
  • Efira
  • Euphrates
  • Gaspump
  • Geology 7a and 7b
  • Iride - Memphis
  • Lapiz Laluzzi
  • Lignum 2
  • Lingam
  • Mobile A Tre Ante
  • Mobile Spegio
  • Mobili Grigi
  • Rinnovel vases
  • Superbox

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