wavy stacking chair

wavy stacking chair

wavy stacking chair

Design Ron Arad, 2007
Tubular steel, polyethylene
Made in Italy by Moroso

As always, Ron Arad explores the potential capacities and performance of the materials he works with and raises the bar. Wavy, a chair with a plastic seat on a metal base, whose name describes its graceful shape. Not only is the seat wavy, but its surface is covered in tiny rows of waves.

Ron Arad uses plastic unconventionally and achieves an extraordinarily light effect. The plastic appears to become a soft fabric draped over the metal frame. Wavy has a gentle, light air and an unusual feeling of malleability. Yet it is also snug and comfortable, its tiny surface waves massage the body and ensure optimum comfort. "A chair has a given shape, a well-defined function. The very fact that its design has been so thoroughly explored and reinterpreted makes the discovery of new territories even more exciting".

Hailed as one of the foremost designers of the 20th Century, Ron Arad was born in Tel Aviv and studied at the Jerusalem Academy of Art before moving to London and the Architectural Association where he studied under Peter Cook, founder of Archigram. Ron Arad has successfully established a unique design style using unorthodox combinations of materials and concepts.

Wavy is offered in three colors and is available with a black varnished or stainless steel frame. Can be stacked up to 4 chairs.

26.75" w | 38.5" h | 26" d | seat: 17.75" h

$1,520.00 + shipping in the continental U.S.
(usually ships in 8-12 weeks)

Ron Arad

Hailed as one of the foremost designers of the 20th Century, Tel Aviv native Ron Arad attended the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem from 1971-73 before moving to London to study under Peter Cook, founder of Archigram, at the Architectural Association. In 1981, he scoured a scrapyard and combined a car seat with a structural tubing frame to create the postmodern Rover Chair, whose popularity significantly launched his career. Ron Arad’s unique design style would continue to use unorthodox combinations of materials and concepts. In 1994, he created the Bookworm bookshelf, a sturdy but flexible shelf that can coil or take on limitless shape. Employing bimorphic shapes from steel remained a trademark of Arad’s works.
Agostino Moroso, with his wife, Diana, founded the Moroso company in 1952 with an artisanal approach to making sofas, armchairs and furnishing accessories. Their iconic designs have propelled them within the upholstered furniture market, with help from a long list of well known designers: Ron Arad, Patricia Urquiola, Ross Lovegrove, Konstantin Grcic, Alfredo Häberli, Toshiyuki Kita, Marcel Wanders and others. Each piece maintains a noticeable Moroso style while representing other cultures as well. Its international outlook has landed Moroso into the MoMA in New York, Le Palais de Tokyo, the Grand Palais in Paris.
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