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"MT3" Sculptural Monobloc Rocking Chair Designed by Ron Arad for Driade

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"MT3" is an iconic sculptural polyethylene monobloc rocking chair, designed by Ron Arad and manufactured by Driade, sand white colored outside and red, lilac, black or violet colored inside. Red colored inside version only is available in quick ship. Indoor and outdoor use. DIMENSIONS: D. 40.9", W. 31.4", H. 30.7", Seat H. 16.7" “MT” is an acronym defining this collection designed by Ron Arad. It's pronounced “empty” in English and “vacuum” with its emptiness is actually the key element of this project. Its volume is hollowed out and exhibits provocatively its inner space, finished in different colours. Ron Arad won the influential and exclusive Compasso d'oro international design award for this rocking chair in 2008. This piece of design can be hollowed out thanks to a double step making sequence of rotational molding. First of all, polyethylene of outer shell color is placed in a mold. Once this layer has created, second color is inserted and adheres to the first one, without merging the two polymers, although this process takes place in blast furnaces. Once extracted from the mold, a five-axes laser will cut off the lateral extremities of the product, revealing the two-tone look of this piece of design. MT collection also features a rocking chair, a real rarity in the contemporary design world from a typological point of view. RON ARAD, born in Tel Aviv in 1951, educated at the Jerusalem Academy of Art and later at the Architectural Association in London, co-founded with Caroline Thorman the design and production studio One Off in 1981 and later, in 1989, Ron Arad Associates architecture and design practice. In 2008 Ron Arad Architects was established alongside Ron Arad Associates. From 1994 to 1999 he established the Ron Arad Studio, design and production unit in Como, Italy. He was Professor of Design Product at the Royal College of Art in London up until 2009. Ron Arad was awarded the 2011 London Design Week Medal for design excellence and became a Royal Academician of the Royal Academy of Arts in 2013. Ron Arad’s constant experimentation with the possibilities of materials such as steel, aluminum or polyamide and his radical re-conception of the form and structure of furniture has put him at the forefront of contemporary design and architecture. Alongside his limited edition studio work, Arad designs for many leading international companies including Kartell, Vitra, Moroso, Fiam, Driade, Alessi, Cappellini, Cassina, WMF and Magis among many others.

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Available with sand white colored outside and red, lilac, black or violet colored inside.\nRed colored inside version only is available in quick ship.\nPlease inquire about production lead times of the other versions and for additional information.

Details

  • Dimensions
    H 30.7 in. x W 31.4 in. x D 40.9 in.H 77.98 cm x W 79.76 cm x D 103.89 cm
  • Seat Height
    16.7 in. (42.42 cm)
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Seller Reference Number
    9854427
  • Reference Number
    LU163928626923
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