Ron Arad: Design with a Jazz Beat

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Ron Arad Design with a Jazz Beat

With this rare New Orleans armchair, Ron Arad yet again transcends categories, poised to give a swing to the bidding. Ron Arad (b. 1951), New Orleans Armchair made in 1999 for the Gallery Mourmans, pigmented polyester, gel-coated fiberglass, 94 x 133 x 84 cm/37 x 52.4 x 33 in.Estimate: €60,000/80,000. In 1999, the Gallery Mourmans commissioned an armchair from Ron Arad for its participation in the TEFAF in Maastricht. The gallery chose a version of the New Orleans model, which was in fact a variation of the famous 1986 Well-Tempered Chair, itself a free reinterpretation of the iconic club chair. (Are you keeping up?) By the end of the 20th

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