In the latest illy art collection, artist and designer Ron Arad plays with the idea of ordinary objects we find around a cup of coffee. He elegantly transforms the memory of a cloth napkin into the sinuous lightness of silk. The result is a design that is both abstract and hauntingly realistic, an echo of something functional yet ornamental.
Ron Arad is a multi-talented figure working in the design, architecture and art fields. Born in Tel Aviv in 1951, he founded the Ron Arad Associates architecture and design firm with Caroline Thorman.
Ron Arad has always been able to move between different artistic fields, finding a balance between technology and craftsmanship and moving the discipline into new areas. He name has become synonymous with experimentation, searching for new techniques and materials, and a conceptual reworking of form and structure.
Signed and numbered, this limited edition collection of cups is available as a set of 6 espresso cups with saucers.