Ron Arad – No Discipline

Paola Antonelli (Hrsg.). Ausst'publikation. Museum of Modern Art, New York 2009. Beiträge von: Jonathan Safran Foer, Ingeborg de Roode et al. 20,3 x 25,5 cm. Gewicht: 846 g. 216 Seiten mit 300 farb. Abb. Bibliografie und Register. Broschur. Text: Englisch. Museum of Modern Art. ISBN 9780870707599. art-09706
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Among the most influential designers of our time, Ron Arad (*1951) stands out for his daredevil curiosity about technology and materials and for the versatile nature of his work. Trained at the Jerusalem Academy of Art and at London's Architectural Association, Arad has produced an outstanding array of innovative objects over the past twenty-five years, from almost unlimited series of objects to carbon fiber armchairs and polyurethane bottle racks. He has also designed memorable spaces, some plastic and tactile, others ethereal and digital.

Arad relies on the computer and its rapid manufacturing capabilities as much as he relies on the soldering apparatus in his metal workshop. His beautiful furniture can even receive and display SMS and Bluetooth messages from mobile phones and Palm Pilots. Idiosyncratic and surprising, and also very beautiful, Arad's designs communicate the joy of invention, pleasure and humor, and pride in the display of their technical and constructive skills.

This catalogue, published by the Museum of Modern Art to accompany the first major retrospective of Arad's work in the United States, showcases approximately one hundred works by the designer, accompanied by an interview with him by Marie-Laure Jousset, curator and head of the design department at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, and essays about Arad's use of materials and technology, his role as educator and communicator, and his place in the world of design and the larger art market.
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