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Soft Little Heavy Armchair | Ron Arad

Designed for Moroso, Materials: Steel frame, upholstered foam, fabric, 75X59X72 cm

Soft Little Heavy Armchair represents
Arad's early style and evolved from a steel
chair that Arad produced in his studio,
which was originally meant to be a one-off.
The radical change in the use of material,
from steel to a soft felt, was made by Arad
for the Italian firm Moroso, which till today
manufactures the chair for sale. Although
the original shape of the chair has been
preserved, the transition from metal to
material created a dramatic change in its
form, and also allowed for its production
in large quantities. The manufacturing of
avant-guard, innovative and one-off chairs
of well-known designers was very popular
in the 1990s, and suited customer demand
at the time.

Photos: Itay Benit

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.

 

 
 
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