by Brook S. Mason
Israeli-born, London-based furniture superstar Ron Arad
, whose curvaceous steel chairs, dubbed "Bodyguards,” have been fetching $500,000 in this country, is now playing practically everywhere. London dealer Timothy Taylor
has taken on representing Arad and has just recruited him to design their stand for the Frieze Art Fair
in October 2008. On the drawing board is a booth consisting of clusters of interlocking planes. No indication yet of what material the designer will use. But with Yoshii Gallery
selling its entire Tadao Ando
-designed stand down to the flooring at Design Miami Basel
this summer for a cool $1 million, perhaps Taylor and Arad can replicate that kind of hefty purchase.