July 24, 2012

Restoration: Ron Arad Car Seat

There's a great story surrounding Ron Arad's car seats. Back in 1981, he was an architect in London. One day, out of boredom, he headed to a scrap yard nearby and yanked two leather seats out of a Rover automobile, and made armchairs out of them.

Unbeknownst to him, these chairs propelled him into design and changed his career path. Years later, those same armchairs, the ones he yanked out in a dirty scrap yard with a few tools, were to be installed and shown in an exhibit, and Arad was not allowed to touch them without white gloves.

Our client has had her Arad car seats for several years and they were quite worn out, the leather faded and torn. We recovered them in a beautiful European leather, bringing this collectable piece back to its' original beauty.

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