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Ron Arad

  • Date Submitted: 03/14/2010 04:56 PM
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Ron Arad

Attempting to define or classifyRon Arad as solely an artist, designer, or architect is a mammoth violation, as he is all and none of the above. Ron Arad’s work walks the line between mass-produced and “one-off” designed objects as well as the avant-garde. Arad’s creations are boundless, constrained only by the physical laws of nature. Often in reference to past artistic movements, Arad’s work alludes to more thenphysical form, by way of questioning the nature of materials as well as function. Arad is a technological innovator who explores and exploits all the possibilities of material and manufacturing processes. Arad’s artistic genius is unveiled in his many design mediums, whether it be a chair or a building interior. Defining Arad’s work undertakes the impossible; as he has time and time again challenged the normality of the design world. Inspired by recycled and found objects, technological advances, and the pressures of the fast paced ever changing digital age, Arad’s creative response has varied extensively over the years bouncing between mass production and one of a kind art.
In 1981Ron Arad opened his One Off showroom in Covent Garden. London. The showroomwas originally intended to be a means of exhibiting Arad’s furniture as well as the work of designers Danny Lane and Tom Dixon. Through the incorporation of studio and workshop under one roof, the One-Off showroom became a sort of forum that facilitated new theories in design paving the way for future designers (Fiell 150).Arad among other avant-garde designers,began to experiment with ideas of “one-off” and limited edition furniture as a means to free themselves from the constraints of mass production. The idea of producing limited designs helped Ron Arad to develop an individualistic quality and dynamism rampant throughout hiswork. The hand made quality and eccentric designs created by Arad provide a quality and value that is lost in the mass production of designed goods.
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