An amazing exhibit at the MoMA ended recently, Ron Arad – No Discipline.
Many one off and some production pieces were on display, all laid out on a large twisting grid designed by the man himself.
Images don’t do justice to the beauty of his pieces. The metal work when seen at the scale it is done is breathtaking and each object begs to be touched (but they were watching me). Each piece was ingenious and expertly crafted, all showcased the brilliant rule breaking designs of Ron Arad.
Ron Arad Associates
Negative and positive Easy Chairs, the left chair has spheres excavated out of the body while the right is the reverse with the chair built of spheres cut at the intersection of the chairs shape
The CAPELLO Hat – designed for ALESSI available exclusivley through the MoMA (here)
The vessel on the left was over 2 meters tall
The polished inner core reflects on itself infinitely
Gomli – Bent and welded steel rods
A interesting work of corian, the material is bored internally and inside there is a lighting system worked in with music
Spheres cut out
Spheres built up
A testament to comfort? There were about ten people asleep when I left
With one mould and one cut you get two chairs