A cut and folded sheet of metal, bare, free from decoration. It distinguishes itself in composition, in the freedom of combination.
The result is an incomplete grille, broken up by cuts which lighten the perception. It is the careful work of a metalworker, the leftovers of mechanical processing, a snapshot of abandoned industry between brutal aesthetics and poetry.
Z-shelf, together with the 3 Nuns stool, and the Glider sofa, 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.
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.