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by Fabian Peters | 5/10/2018
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The Victoria & Albert armchair rounds off Ron Arad's collection of 2002 and teams with the sofa that has become a design icon.
The armchair's shape derives from that of the sofa. Ron Arad plays with the design, stretching or squashing its lines to create the sofa or armchair. A "good shape" that provides an ideal balance of beauty and functionality, successfully combining a taste for research and technology with the necessity of providing a comfortable seat.
Victoria & Albert is made of fire-retardant, cold-cured foam over a steel frame, with fabric upholstery.
The collection's name is a tribute to the famous London museum, which in June 2000 hosted a retrospective exhibition of Ron Arad's work.
|Seat finish||with upholstery|
|Height of seat||400 mm|
|Base finish||with legs|
|Backrest finish||with back padding|
|Armrest finish||without armrests|
|Colors||shades of violet|