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Ron Arad, 2023

A sofa-sculpture, an exemplary blend of design skill and craftsmanship. A chance encounter becomes the pretext for creating a sofa that overcomes the temptation of the ready-made, stepping back from its provocative or symbolic scope. A wool mattress abandoned on a pavement offers itself up as an objet trouvé, encouraging an imaginary operation of salvage and decontextualization. The mattress, at the end of its life cycle, inspires ideas for new forms of use in the designer, offering itself as the starting point for further structural analysis – a short step. Matrizia, a witty fusion of the word mattress with Patrizia, takes shape in the Moroso workshops, configured as a sofa-sculpture, an exemplary blend of design skill and craftsmanship.

The pictures are for reference only.

  • Weight 75 kg
  • Dimensions L210 W120 H125
  • Edition size Edition of 10 + 1P

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...


Ron Arad

Born in Tel Aviv, Israel in 1951, Ron Arad has defiantly placed himself on the edge between sculpture, architecture, and industrial design since the 80’s, with a never-ending creative process capable of mixing artisanal techniques and advanced industrial technology...

Past Exhibition

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

18→ 22.4.2023