ron arad and design(ing) museum reveals the construction of design museum holon ron arad and design(ing) museum reveals the construction of design museum holon
apr 29, 2016

ron arad and design(ing) museum reveals the construction of design museum holon

ron arad and design(ing) museum reveals the construction of design museum holon

 

 

 

design(ing) museum
editor: ron arad, asa bruno and paul madden
publisher: lir and mor
design: ron arad, asa bruno and noa schwartz
year: 2016
format: 16.5 \ 22 cm
features: 167 pages 
language: english
ISBN: 978-965-92486-0-5


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the design museum holon opened in march 2010 and has since established itself as an important centre for design and contemporary culture. housed in an distinctive building by architect ron arad, design museum holon is a vital and dynamic resource for designers, students, creative industries and the general public.

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design(ing) traces the construction of design museum holon

 

 

 

to celebrate the cultural institution’s fifth year of activity, ron arad and asa bruno have published a detailed journal on the building, which traces the evolution of the project from its inception as an idea for a gallery within a crumbling local authority building, into an internationally acclaimed design museum. through an anecdotal and playful dialogue between personal observations, sketches, construction site photos, diagrams and graphics, the book structure echoes the spirit of the museum itself, and sheds light on the people and processes behind the architecture.

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the book has been published to celebrate the museum’s fifth year of activity

 

 

 

coloured strips are wrapped around the cover of the book which mimics the layered steel façade found on the exterior of the building. designed as a collectible object, the volume includes a patinated steel paper knife for readers to use in the process of revealing the narrative contained within its perforated french-folded pages. one has to physically cut through the pages to reveal the text and imagery, establishing a different type of interaction between the reader and the book and the way in which they experience the construction of design museum holon.

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the narrative is contained within its perforated french-folded pages

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the reader has to physically cut through the pages to reveal the text
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the journal traces the evolution of the project 

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  • Nice work and not a little tinged with irony now Mr Arad is handing out vital and dynamic resources – I recall being a student & popping in to the great man’s shop in Neal Street some decades ago looking for some inspiration and words of wisdom and was promptly told that if I was not purchasing anything (did I really want a HiFi encased in knackered concrete – yes of course!) to go forth & multiply by the potty mouthed designer.

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