ron gilad: the line, the arch, the circle and the square for dilmos ron gilad: the line, the arch, the circle and the square for dilmos
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 image © designboom

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 image © designboom

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 image © designboom

the ‘birth’ of the chair which starts as a square image © designboom

‘tom’ wall, cotton image © designboom

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

‘archX2’ ultra-clear glass, beech wood image © designboom

‘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 image © designboom

‘soft arch’ wood, memory polyurethane foam, leather, brass image © designboom

‘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

  • intelligent, poetic and humble

    jeffrey K. says:
  • beautiful !

    sylvbouy says:
  • Not art,
    Not Design.
    only “ready made” culture,
    or bad DADA imitation pièces…
    What’s new ?
    Duchamp the godfather

    throw up says:
  • Love the playing with proportion of the day bed and the cabinets supported by weeny Lilliputian chairs. Really interesting and witty.

    The clock is beautiful too.

    douglas says:

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