the pair chair.
“schizzo” is a chair like a cell: it splits into two identical chairs. this impressive and unique design is the brainchild of creative mastermind ron arad. born in 1951 in tel aviv, he opened his own design studio „one off ltd.“ in london in 1981. often building his unconventional, sculptural objects by hand, he became known worldwide for his readymades from old car seats, a brutal concrete stereo, hand-welded steel- as well as innovative carbon fiber furniture, and sculptural mass-produced products.
ron arad is always testing and crossing boundaries: moving away from familiar forms and perspectives, experimenting with materials and technologies. here we have a nice example for his innovative thinking: a pair of identical sculptural chairs that fit into each other – which is probably the most elegant solution for stacking chairs around a small kitchen table. the very apt name „schizzo“ is italian for “sketch” but also refers to english for “schizo”, short for a split personality. and exactly that is quite a useful thing – no matter whether for a design collector or an occasional cook.
pair of ’schizzo‘ (two-in-one) chairs, designed by ron arad 1989, produced by vitra, germany.
frame in molded beech, assembled with chromed steel spacers.
condition: minimal signs of use