ron gilad: 'spaces etc / an excercise in utility' at wright20 ron gilad: 'spaces etc / an excercise in utility' at wright20
apr 08, 2009

ron gilad: 'spaces etc / an excercise in utility' at wright20

opening on april 29th and continuing until may 9, 2009 is ron gilad’s ‘spaces etc / an excercise in utility exhibition at wright20, chicago, usa.

‘birth of a chair’ by ron gilad enameled sterling silver all images courtesy wright20

a philosopher of the everyday object, ron gilad’s designs invite viewers to question and even doubt the form and functionality of everyday objects, furniture and lighting. ceaselessly exploring and conceptualizing notions of proportion and scale; gilad’s works do indeed (as his own website asserts) sit on the fat, delicious line between the abstract and the functional. from a room divider fashioned to resemble a door and blatantly reminding the user that he or she is entering or exiting a divided space, to a freestanding shelve, a tabletop surface that literally sits atop a pair of human-like legs, gilad’s designs are an amalgamation of material wit and aesthetic play.

ron gilad was a participant in designboom’s handled with care exhibition in london 2007.

‘ birth of a chair’ by ron gilad enameled sterling silver

‘void stool’ ultra clear glass 14 w x 14 d x 18 h inches

l to r: soldier no. 2 lacquered wood, ultra clear glass, silk, silver-plated aluminum, light bulb 15 w x 15 d x 70 h inches

soldier no. 1 lacquered wood, ultra clear glass, silk, silver-plated aluminum, light bulb 15 w x 15 d x 70 h inches

‘turret candleholder’ ebony, silver-plated aluminum, felt 5.75 w x 5.75 d x 17 h inches ‘coffee table no.3’ lacquered wood, silver-plated aluminum 46 w x 41 d x 17.5 h inches

‘coffee table’

‘drawing no. 6’ oil on canvas, gilt wood, wallpaper, mirror, glass, basswood 41.25 w x 31.25 h inches

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