Ron Arad (b. 1951), “Chair by its Cover” chair, United Kingdom, 1989/1990
With chair Zig-Zag by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld
United Kingdom, 1989/1990
Wood, stainless steel, patinated steel, polished steel
Purchased thanks to the patronage of Mrs. Maïté Garcia-Urtiaga de Arango through the Comité international, 2008
© Les Arts Décoratifs / photo: Jean Tholance
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A designer from Israel based in London, Ron Arad has given his creations an artistic and sculptural value. Chair by its Cover is conceived as a protective envelope around an example of the iconic Zig-Zag chair designed in the early 1930s by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld. The internal reflective surface sends back a distorted and strange image of Rietveld’s chair which is thus placed in a dramatic setting.