Can you imagine a sofa getting sold off for 80,000 pounds ($159,000)? If not then start convincing yourself as a Ron Arad sofa may fetch up to 80,000 pounds ($159,000) at a London sale this week. It is a clear symptom of growing demand for “design art.” But even after dropping this hefty dough you cannot afford to sit on this steel work.
Ben Williams, a design expert at Phillips de Pury engaged in selling the Arad couch, titled “Early Big Easy Volume 2 for 2 Sofa”1989 said: If you are carrying jeans, then it is suggestive to be actually cautious. Usually they serve as a sculptural element but can be used for sitting on occasionally. Other designer creation includes “Alligator Chair,” carved out of children’s cuddly alligator toys and anticipated to fetch 25,000 pounds at Phillips. Other highlights of the 246 objects featured at sale include a carbon-fiber table designed by Australian- born Marc Newson may fetch up to 200,000 pounds.
It is estimated that Phillips’s inaugural design sale in London would generate a sale of 1.4-2 million pounds.
The limited edition of Newson’s three-legged “Black Hole” table, dating back to 2006 may get sold off for 235,448 euros ($375,000).