Lot No. 22


A “Box in Four Movements” chair, designed by Ron Arad


, 1994, manufactured by Ron Arad Associates, London, cherry, stainless steel torsion springs as hinges connecting four mobile elements, closed: 40 x 40 x 40 cm, open, as a chair: height 92 cm, 40 x 40 cm. (DRAX)

From the limited edition of 20 produced in different materials.

Provenance:
private ownership, EU

Lit.:
D. Sudjic, Ron Arad, London 1999, pp. 80/81; M. Collings, Ron Arad Talks to Matthew Collings, London 2004, pp. 104–107; Ron Arad: No Discipline, exhibition catalogue, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, The MoMA, New York, 2008/9, pp. 80/81 (sketches and versions in steel and bronze)

“Probably our favourite piece. It’s easy to read as a versatile object – you can easily imagine different configurations, but the suppleness provided by the torsion springs is a surprise you enjoy only when you attempt to sit on it” (Ron Arad in: M. Collings, Ron Arad Talks to Matthew Collings, London 2004, p. 107).

“This chair is as straightforward as its name: one box, four sections, three hinges, four movements. The hinges are set on a torsion bar that provides a springy, surprisingly bouncy action” (Ron Arad: No Discipline, exhibition catalogue, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, The MoMA, New York, 2008/9, p. 80).

27.03.2019 - 17:00

Estimate:
EUR 40,000.- to EUR 55,000.-

A “Box in Four Movements” chair, designed by Ron Arad


, 1994, manufactured by Ron Arad Associates, London, cherry, stainless steel torsion springs as hinges connecting four mobile elements, closed: 40 x 40 x 40 cm, open, as a chair: height 92 cm, 40 x 40 cm. (DRAX)

From the limited edition of 20 produced in different materials.

Provenance:
private ownership, EU

Lit.:
D. Sudjic, Ron Arad, London 1999, pp. 80/81; M. Collings, Ron Arad Talks to Matthew Collings, London 2004, pp. 104–107; Ron Arad: No Discipline, exhibition catalogue, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, The MoMA, New York, 2008/9, pp. 80/81 (sketches and versions in steel and bronze)

“Probably our favourite piece. It’s easy to read as a versatile object – you can easily imagine different configurations, but the suppleness provided by the torsion springs is a surprise you enjoy only when you attempt to sit on it” (Ron Arad in: M. Collings, Ron Arad Talks to Matthew Collings, London 2004, p. 107).

“This chair is as straightforward as its name: one box, four sections, three hinges, four movements. The hinges are set on a torsion bar that provides a springy, surprisingly bouncy action” (Ron Arad: No Discipline, exhibition catalogue, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, The MoMA, New York, 2008/9, p. 80).


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Auction: Design First
Date: 27.03.2019 - 17:00
Location: Vienna | Palais Dorotheum
Exhibition: 19.03. - 27.03.2019