Ron Arad was born in 1951 in Tel Aviv into an artistic family - his mother is a painter, his father a photographer. He attended the Academy of Art in Jerusalem until the early 1970s, when he decided to leave Israel and study architecture in the UK. Settling in London in 1974, he enrolled at the city's least conventional school, the Architectural Association, where he studied under Peter Cool and Bernard Tschumi with classmates like Nigel Coates, Peter Wilson and Zaka Hadid. He quickly developed artistic and cultural interests outside architecture, and his work became increasingly oriented towards design and non-rhetorical artistic uses of materials. In 1981, with Dennis Groves and Caroline Thorman, he set up One Off, the design agency that made its successful debut with a set of tubular steel furniture. Arad has made no secret of his predilection for technology and the modern aesthetic as ways of revisiting and revising typologies from the past. As a sculptor and craftsman who has taught himself to cut sheet steel, bend wooden legs and put bent plywood to new sculptural uses, he has produced furniture that is emotional and sensual as well as aggressively light and practical. A similar philosophy is evident in his designs for the futuristic foyer of the Opera House in Tel Aviv, the Belgo restaurant in London, the installations for "L'Esprit du Nomade", Fondation Cartier in Paris, the impressive project of Adidas Stadium in Paris, the Domus Totem for the Triennale in Milan, the exclusive Yohji Yamamoto's Store in Tokyo, the Design Museum in Holon, Israel.
The equally elegant and comfortable plastic shell of the Tom Vac Chair offers a high degree of comfort both indoors and outdoors. Special additives to the plastic shell prevent it from bleaching in the sun and a powder coated base means that it is also suitable for use on a patio or in the garden. The T. Vac Chair can be stacked up to five chairs high and will suit a number of environments. It can be used, for example, as a single chair for shops, offices or the home, but also in places where multiples are required, such as in restaurants, caf s, meeting and conference rooms or in waiting areas.Features:
|Tom Vac Side Chair||29.5" H x 25.5" W x 25.5" D||Unavailable|
|Chair Design:||Side Chairs|
|Dining Type:||Casual / Kitchen|
|Features Options:||EcoFriendly, Ready To Assemble, Stackable, Stacking|
|Frame Construction Options:||Metal, Plastic|
|Product Category:||Accent Chairs|
Debb from Albany, NY
Tom Vac Chair By Ron Arad For Vitra
I bought the Tom Vac Chair in yellow for my living room. This is a really cool chair and guests love the look. The chair not only looks cool but is very comfortable.