Chaise “Chair by its Cover”

Ron Arad (né en 1951)
Avec chaise Zig-Zag de Gerrit Thomas Rietveld
Royaume-Uni, 1989/1990
Bois, acier inoxydable, acier patiné, acier poli
Achat grâce au mécénat de Mme Maïté Garcia-Urtiaga de Arango par l’intermédiaire du Comité international, 2008
Inv. 2008.142.1
© MAD, Paris / 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.