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Voido | Ron Arad

2006, Designed for Magis, Materials: Polypropylene, 78X114X58 cm
Courtesy of Tollman's

The signature style of architect and designer
Ron Arad is clearly visible in the organic
form of the Voido rocking chair. The chair
is produced out of rotational-molded
polyethylene, where by the mold is subjected
to a constant state of rotary motion in order
to allow the liquefied polymer casting
material to reach all sides of the mold. With
the aid of this casting technique, a highquality
hollow and solid object can be
produced with exceptionally smooth inner
and outer surfaces. Polyethylene is the
most widely used thermoplastic material
in the production of everyday items and
food packaging; the material is present
in different levels of density, allowing for
a variety of qualities and finishes in the
product. Polyethylene is a natural choice
for implementation in the technology of
rotational molding, and its properties are
well-suited to the rocking chair intended for
use outdoors, where it is exposed to the rays
of the sun.
Ron Arad, (b. 1951 in Israel) is a well known architect and industrial designer with an international reputation; he has lived and worked in his London studio for over 20 years. Ron Arad's on-going experience with the use of a variety of materials such as metal, aluminum and polyamide, together with his innovative and revolutionary approach to the form and structure of furniture, has placed him at the forefront of contemporary design. In addition to his studio works in limited editions, Arad designs for a number of leading international companies, such as: Fiam, Moroso, Vitra, Kartell, Magis, Cassina, Alessi, Driade and Cappellini. His work is sold throughout

the world in the most exclusive design stores, and featured in international fairs and major museums around the world, such as the Museum of Modern Art at the Pompidou Center in Paris and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Photos: Itay Benit

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