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Folly Bench | Ron Arad

Designed for Magis, Materials: Polypropylene, 111X362X96 cm
Courtesy of Tollman's

This bench was designed and planned by Ron Arad for the furniture firm Magis. The undulating bench, made of polyethylene and employing the technique of rotational plastic in a single mold, was Arad's attempt at examining the technological limits of the industrial material. The sculpted form of the bench received inspiration from the Möbius band (the band, named after the German mathematician, Ferdinand Möbius, has only one side and one edge). In keeping with the principle of the band, the seat and the backrest of the bench move as one continuous surface, without boundaries or a separation of the parts. The bench, which can be fixed to the floor, is capable of bearing the weight of from eight to ten people and is suitable for outdoor use.

Ron Arad, (b. 1951 in Israel) is a well known architect and industrial designer with an international reputation; he has lived and worked in his London studio for over 20 years. Ron Arad's on-going experience with the use of a variety of materials such as metal, aluminum and polyamide, together with his innovative and revolutionary approach to the form and structure of furniture, has placed him at the forefront of contemporary design. In addition to his studio works in limited editions, Arad designs for a number of leading international companies, such as: Fiam, Moroso, Vitra, Kartell, Magis, Cassina, Alessi, Driade and Cappellini.

His work is sold throughout
the world in the most exclusive design stores, and featured in international fairs and major museums around the world, such as the Museum of Modern Art at the Pompidou Center in Paris and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Photos: Beni Gam Zo Letova


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