Ron Arad in front of an etching that appears to depict several mysterious Mobius strips. Last Train, 2013 © Ron Arad
For over thirty years, Ron Arad has been producing unique objects that define a practise that falls somewhere between architecture, sculpture and design. If, in these creative fields, the longstanding question about whether form should follow function is still rife, the starting point for Ron Arad’s creations is often an object that has been taken out of its functional context and transformed. An original approach that still raises debate. (Interview by Jean-Philippe Peynot)
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Detail of the Design Museum Holon, designed by Ron Arad; photo Yael Pincus
The completion of Ron Arad’s small-scale masterpiece that is Israel’s new Design Museum Holon signals a kind of design coming-of-age for the country. With its current design scene set to grow even further, Architonic talks to a number of established and emerging Israeli designers, curators and educators about the significance of Israeli design and where it’s heading…
'Cage sans Frontières', the exhibition structure by Ron Arad, Photo by Jason Mandella
Recently New York’s MoMA opened ‘No Discipline’, an exhinition dedicated to the comprehensive work of Ron Arad.
‘No Discipline’ celebrates the designer’s interdisciplinary and “no-disciplinary” spirit. Physical concepts are traced through works in different materials and scales, and objects are grouped in families based on a shared form, material, technique, or structural idea. The exhibition culminates in Arad’s structure ‘Cage sans Frontières’, a giant twisted shelf that cradles all the other works.
The exhibition is on view from 2 August to October 19, 2009. Find more information on the informative exhibition’s website.
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