Combining in an object fun and sensuality, function and stage presence, and concentrating them in an abundant, full, bold form.
Glider offsets the structural approach with an instinctive and anthropomorphic interpretation, as if it were the snapshot of an exuberant exploration of volumes, the enigmatic charm, ancestral in some respects, of roundness. A suggestion strengthened by the physical and conceptual association with movement: thanks to the rocking structure the sofa is transformed into a swing, adding to the comfort and physical presence a new experience, unexpected yet at the same time deeply intimate. The outcome is absolute, verging on the archetype, as only work performed in the territory opened up between art and industrial design, design and sculpture, can sustain.
Flame-retardant injected foam over internal steel frame. Glides in transparent PVC. On the sofa cod.951 it is mounted a rocking mechanism. The collection is not produced in leather. The Glider collection covers are not removable.
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.