ron arad: folly bench for magis
ron arad: folly bench for magis ron arad: folly bench for magis
jul 04, 2013

ron arad: folly bench for magis


produced by magis, ron arad’s ‘folly bench’ is rotation-moulded from polyethylene in which the designer continues to explore the technical boundaries of industrial materials. made for indoor and outdoor use, its sculptural form is a three-dimensional take on a möbius strip, in which the seating and back rest surfaces run into one another seamlessly. taking on a rust brown color finish, it comes with a kit that allows one to fix it to the floor and accommodates between 8-10 people at a time, making it suitable for outdoor commercial use.

ron arad folly bench
ron arad’s ‘folly bench’ outside of the design museum holon which he also designed
image courtesy of magis

the bench is suitable for commercial use

ron arad folly bench
up close of the ribbed polyethylene surface

ron arad folly bench
technical drawing

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
    all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.


    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    design news

    keep up with our daily and weekly stories
    502,534 subscribers
    - see sample
    - see sample