His expressionistic use of metals like steel and aluminium, upon meeting with Moroso, was translated into morphological experiments in the field of upholstery, which in turn brought to life products that have become design icons like Spring Collection (1991) and Misfits (2007).
Many of his works have been exhibited in the permanent collections of the Centre Georges-Pompidou in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Vitra Design Museum in Germany.
Works × More-So:
Ron Arad discusses Matrizia's past and design approach
Conversation with |
Patrizia Moroso and Ron were hosting a talk about design process at a venue during Design Miami. Little did anyone know, Ron had a surprise up his sleeve.
The audience becomes a witness of the design process, breaking the 4th wall; Ron Arad suggests an experiment and asks if they want to see him pitch a new product to Patrizia.
The response is a choral, resounding “Yes”. He then unveils his new project, to both Patrizia and the audience, Matrizia: a matrass for Patrizia...
ill at ease
The Squares and Courtyards of Milano
The living room, a place of comfort, relaxation and synonymous with “home”. A place of sharing: time, space and stories. “ill at ease”, curated by Luisa Ausenda and Caterina Taurelli Salimbeni, brings the works of 5 renowned artists together into one itinerant experience, a fantastical living room open to all. The artists involved in this happening include Ron Arad, Hermine Bourdin, Khaled El Mays, Diango Hernández, and Six N Five. Their work, one in physical form the other in digital form, furnishes and transforms this shared space into a something between a living room and an art exhibition that doesn’t seclude itself from the public, rather it joins it, thus subverting the dynamics of the Milan Fuorisalone, one of the most decentralized events in the world.
18th April | 5VIE | Piazza Tomasi di Lampedusa, Milano
19th April | Ninfa | via dell'Aprica 16, Milano
20thApril | Dynamicart Museum | via delle Erbe 2/A, Milano
21th April | Fondazione ICA | via Orobia 26, Milano
22th April | Pirelli HangarBicocca | via delle Chiese 2, Milano