Ron Arad and his One-Off Ltd. Design studio in London are well known for creating novel forms with highly graphic lines. Take the Tom Vac Chair, with its voluptuous feeling and compelling shape. This chair offers the widest possible application, including conference rooms, public spaces, homes, restaurants, hotels and reception areas. The chair is stackable, and its wide base and well-spaced legs provide extra stability. Manufactured by Vitra, a company recognized internationally for uncompromising standards of quality.
Design took a radical turn in the 1980's, deconstructing the rigid ideology of the Bauhaus often with great humor. Avant-garde designers like Philippe Starck and Ron Arad brazenly borrowed from the "historical closet" of previous styles and created biomorphic forms with whimsical names like Arad's Big Easy Red chair, the After Spring Before Summer chaise lounge and the Empty chair. These chairs posed anew the question, "What ought a chair to be?"
Design maverick Ron Arad offered some interesting answers. Arad's early furniture combined materials associated with the high tech style and objets trouve to produce poetic post-industrial "readymades". His later designs in the 1980's such as the Big Easy Series were more refined and often involved costly labor intensive techniques that identified the pieces as "art" furniture, winning Arad international attention and commissions from prominent manufacturers. Read more >