a philosopher of the everyday object, ron gilad’s designs invite viewers to question
and even doubt the form and functionality of everyday objects, furniture and lighting.
ceaselessly exploring and conceptualizing notions of proportion and scale; gilad’s
works do indeed (as his own website asserts) sit on the fat, delicious line between
the abstract and the functional. from a room divider fashioned to resemble a door
and blatantly reminding the user that he or she is entering or exiting a divided space,
to a freestanding shelve, a tabletop surface that literally sits atop a pair of human-like
legs, gilad’s designs are an amalgamation of material wit and aesthetic play.

Open Box Shelves by Ron Gilad.