International Decorative Art

Three Skin Chair

Three Skin Chair

Design Date 2004

Designer Ron Arad (b. 1951, Israeli)

Manufacturer Moroso SpA (1952–present), Udine, Italy

Media wood

Dimensions 33 1/2 x 25 x 19 inches

Arad studied at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem before leaving his native Israel in 1973 to study at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. He opened his Ron Arad Associates architecture and design practice in London in 1989 and has become known for his experimentation with materials, form and structure. The Three Skin Chair uses multiple layers of molded beech plywood to create its sculptural form and this example is finished with a varnished ironwood veneer. Arad was professor of Design at the Hochschule in Vienna from 1994 to 1997 and later headed the Design Products Department at the Royal College of Art in London from 1997 to 2009. He became a Royal Academician of the Royal Academy of Arts in 2013. Arad has designed for many major international companies and his public art commissions can be found throughout the world.

ON VIEW in Postmodern Gallery 8

Markings unmarked

Credit Line Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Accession Number 2015.0681