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Mt3 Rocking Chair

by Ron Arad, from driade

mt3 rocking chair

mt3 rocking chair

Design Ron Arad, 2004
Rotational molded polyethylene monobloc
Made in Italy by Driade

"MT", or the initials that calls these pieces designed by Ron Arad, are pronounced as "empty" meaning "empty" and the gap is really the key element of this project. The volume, made through a rotational molding, is in fact carved and shows provocatively the inside, finished in different colors. From the typological point of view and also worth mentioning is the presence of a rocking chair, very rare in the modern world.

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 to enroll in 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.

MT3 rocking chair is produced from a polyethylene monobloc with a sand white (RAL 1013) exterior with a choice of red, lilac, black or violet colored interior. Suitable for indoor/outdoor use. Please call the hive showroom with any questions: 1-866-663-4483.

40.9" d | 31.4" w | 30.7" h | seat: 16.7" h

$1,220.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
(sand/red usually ships in 7-10 days. Please allow 8-12 weeks for all other colors)

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.
Driade was born in 1968, some decades ago, in the same period that would characterize the twentieth century: both the rigor of geometric and rational design and , on the other hand, the recovery of pop art and its influence on pop and radical design. Today, the "design landscape" is quite different, permeated as it is by globalization and all-embracing digitization.... Driade is happy to continue a rich heritage of good design into the 21st century with works by Phillippe Starck, Ron Arad and more.

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Treat yourself, your space and your guests
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I am elated to report that I strongly encourage you to purchase this rocking chair! In fact, there are several reasons I recommend it. First, it is important to recognize Hive Modern for making it available at an excellent price (which I purchased on its user-friendly website), for keeping me updated on delivery information, for facilitating an excellent delivery service and finally, for sparing me the majority of administrative nuisances that often accompany buying furniture online. I am always glad that I return to Hive Modern for these reasons.

In terms of the chair itself, I am happy to report that the interior red (the version I purchased) is far more engaging in tone and hue, particularly when compared to the image on the website. Specifically, the image on the website appears more orange-red, which is not the case at all, in person. Next, the chair was reasonably secured in its packaging, without requiring a lot of unnecessary waste; you can recycle the entire box that it arrived in. And finally, the rocking chair is an equal balance of kinetic interior and engaging exterior, which complements and activates almost any interior/exterior space. For instance, while the interior pulls your eye toward the object, the matte cream-colored exterior triggers the serenity you seek while pulling you in to comfortably nest within it. Once you do, you can decide whether you simply want to lounge or serenely rock back and forth while you do. For individuals with a bias toward rocking, versus lounging, I will admit that the rocking part requires a minimal work on your part, but I also side with this camp and found myself completely okay with it. As an aside, it has been both, validating and enjoyable to observe that the family members and friends who I least suspected to appreciate the chair, are in fact the individuals who sit on it the most.

In conclusion, I believe you will be very happy with this product based on the range of consumer needs that it meets. Thanks to Hive Modern for making it available!
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