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ron gilad: the line, the arch, the circle and the square for dilmos
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may 02, 2012
ron gilad: the line, the arch, the circle and the square for dilmos


’56′ day bed by ron gilad, produced by adele C
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ron gilad uses simple geometries to describe the transformation of objects as an imaginary dimension.
his work revolves around ideas which relate to foundational concepts of the history of form in respect to architecture, art, and design,
often resulting in what he refers to as ‘three-dimensional concepts’. during milan design week 2012, the israeli-born new york-based designer
presented a solo exhibition at dilmos gallery entitled ‘the line, the arch, the circle & the square’ illustrating the building blocks of his
new series of sculptural projects.

gilad’s goal is to frame everyday objects within perfect geometry, simply altering their function and giving them new life.
the pieces conveyed included mirrors, lighting fixtures and seats demonstrating the designer’s ability to work between
different materials and various craft forms through his creative practice. the show was a kind of ‘theatre of the absurd’,
whereby the ‘furniture’ exhibited where not necessarily what they seemed, their shapes not immediately suggesting function,
but rather the contrary. 

see designboom’s preview article on ron gilad at milan design week 2012.


detail of the day bed which is supported by four miniature thonet chairs which serve as legs

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installation view of the ’56′ day bed and ‘the square – the birth of a chair’
all images courtesy of dilmos by max rommel


‘the square’ – ‘the birth of a chair’
image courtesy of dilmos

‘the square’ – ‘the birth of a chair’ is a representation of this shape, exhibiting the slow evolution of an object, containing fragments of mysterious forms.
the ‘adult’ stage of the chair
enameled sterling silver
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the ‘birth’ of the chair which starts as a square
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‘tom’
wall, cotton

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general view of  ‘the arch’ objects
image courtesy of dilmos


‘archX2′
ultra-clear glass, beech wood

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‘the arch’ is represented through a series of designs which express the capacity for simple solid geometry to become a functioning seat.


‘wooden arch’
beech wood

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‘soft arch’
wood, memory polyurethane foam, leather, brass
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‘the circle’ series
from left to right: ‘the circle’ A,
‘the circle’ B, ‘the circle’ C, ‘the circle’ D, ‘the circle’ E
beech wood, glass with steel, xicade LED 3000k, mirror, leather, steel clock hands, clock movement
image courtesy of dilmos

‘the circle’ – the series representing this perfect form should not just be seen as five frames which hold a mirror, a clock, or LED light fixture.
each individual one should be viewed as the designer’s arguments about concepts such as point, surface, container and most obviously, circle.


left: ‘the circle’ A
right: ‘the circle’ B
images courtesy of dilmos


‘the line’
spring stainless steel, graphite
image courtesy of dilmos

‘the line’ – emerging from a cut in the wall, it forms a thin iron line which supports a candle.


detail of ‘the line’
image courtesy of dilmos


installation view of mirrors, tables and cabinets
image courtesy of dilmos

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