Ron Arad is one of the liveliest and most productive figures in contemporary designs. His ultra post-modern design chair pushed the boundaries of furniture design and remains one of the most daring creations of 20th century design.
He contrasts polished, stylish commercial design with highly poetic objects with an archaic feel to them.
In the framework of the »Vitra Edition« he created the »Well Tempered Chair«. Its form is not the product of artificially shaping the sheet steel but is instead generated by screwing the tensile sheets into arches. Given its flexibility, the spring steel always bounces back into its original shape. The armchair is therefore not just a brilliant formal idea but also conveys a completely new feel for sitting. Ron is famous for delivering endless curves in his designs and expressing movement through them.
This Vitra collectible miniature design chair is constructed to the exact specifications of the original, right down to the last detail. Because each miniature modern chair is so true to the original, the miniature chair is not only a valuable collector “item or decorative item, but also an ideal illustrative material for universities, colleges of design and architects. The Vitra miniatures collection presents the most important classics of modern furniture history in miniature scale.
• Dimensions: 5″H x 6″W x 5.75″D
• Scale 1:6
• Material: spring steel with rivets
• Manufacturer of the full-scale 1:1 model: since 1986-87 Vitra AG, Basel, Switzerland
• Ships in a small wooden Vitra box which is perfect for storage or display
Ron Arad born in 1951, Tel Aviv, Israel
Ron was educated at the Jerusalem Academy of Art and later at the Architectural Association in London, he co-founded with Caroline Thorman the design and production studio One Off in 1981 and later, in 1989, Ron Arad Associates architecture and design practice. In 2008 Ron Arad Architects was established alongside Ron Arad Associates.
Ron Arad “constant experimentation with the possibilities of materials such as steel, aluminum or polyamide and his radical reconception of the form and structure of furniture has put him at the forefront of contemporary design and architecture.