Ron Gilad’s new collection of furnishings, Grado°, underlines the designer’s interest in basic geometric shapes. Tables large and small, wardrobes, bookcases, mirrors and shelves play conceptually and materially with revolutionary lements, thereby becoming objects that fascinate and capture our imagination. Surfaces are rotated and rounded off; the wooden and glass tables and the bookcases, in particular, create a shift that moves from an angle of 90° to one of 45° without corners; a cube is extracted from its volume, leaving a void emphasized by a mark of red paint. Red shelves penetrate the wall with a passionate gesture that throws our perception of walls and shelves into doubt. The use of primary colors such as red, yellow and blue reiterates the basic shapes that characterize the collection. Grado° concludes with the small Panna Cotta table, at once delicate and heavy, a paradox in the use of materials such as marble and iron to achieve a fragile stability; 60°/ console and 35°/ tavolino “open box” table, of which we can only see the contours. Elements of pure light that appear to suggest hidden treasures.
The Grado° collection has been enriched with a new wall unit, designed as a bookshelf or as storage space for objects and trinkets. The American walnut version is dedicated to those who love tradition, rigor and the certainties of the classic collection. After the verticality, another outstanding feature, a permeable solid that emerges from the wall.
Extruded aluminium covered in American walnut (Juglans nigra), joined with metal brackets.
Etched glass 4 mm thick. - tempered.
Composite panel of MDF and sheet aluminium (1 mm thick), covered with American walnut veneer.