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Ron Arad: Restless. A review of the design exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery, London.

A review of the Ron Arad: Restless design exhibition at the Barbican: which features an awful lot of chairs...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ron Arad reflective chair
Ron Arad reflective chair
All photography by Amelia Gregory unless otherwise stated.

Once upon a time I assisted a well known stylist on a shoot with Ron Arad. We went to his vast warehouse studios in Camden to take the photo for a magazine, more about and my abiding memory is of the courtyard in front, more about which was littered with the carcasses of old chairs.

Ron does chairs. This is a man who seriously, thumb seriously loves something to sit on, so it comes as no surprise to find that the entire upper gallery of this Barbican exhibition is devoted to his many chair designs.

Ron Arad typewriter chair
Fun with a rusty old typewriter as seat… read more

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