Simple, unadorned strips of tempered steel fixed together using wing bolts exploit the elasticity and malleability of metal to create a resilient and flexible stool.
The strips are positioned so as to gradually discharge tension and become both the structure and the identifying feature of the object. 3 Nuns, together with the Glider sofa and Z-shelf, is part of Americana, a heterogeneous collection, which, through the use of steel, celebrates conceptual pieces as an expression of the practice of design, while rejecting established conventions and labelling. Seat is sheet steel. Legs are tempered steel with tempered steel circles connected with butterfly nuts. Footrest is tubular steel. All with clear varnished finish; on thermoplastic glides.
Ron Arad's constant experimentation with materials and his radical reconception of the form and structure of furniture has put him at the forefront of contemporary design. Alongside his limited edition studio work, Ron Arad designs for many leading international companies including. His current architectural commissions include hotel projects in Italy, Spain, England, Mexico and a design museum in Israel. Arad is the winner of numerous design awards and his work appears in many public collections worldwide. He is currently Professor of Product Design at the Royal College of Art in London.