Ron Gilad


Chicago / United States

Designer Ron Gilad was born in 1972 in Tel Aviv. After attending the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem, he embarked upon his design career in New York, where he lived for ten years. Upon his return to Tel Aviv in 2013, he opened his office and began an assiduous relationship with the Milan design world. Gilad's work is marked by careful and rigorous research investigating design through ironic and unsettling, abstract, functional, geometric and conceptual solutions. He was creative director of the historic Danese Milano company from 2017-18 - a collaboration that gave light to such essential everyday objects as the Drawing clocks, the Surface tray, the Oh Signore! and Gondola centrepieces, the Venezia / Pisa / Torcello beechwood candleholders, the Vase ceramic vases and the Fruit Bowl series characterised by extreme structural slenderness.

Ron Gilad also collaborated with Molteni & C. with whom he created the Teorema chest of drawers, sideboard and small table, the small Panna Cotta marble table and the 45° modular small table. In 2014, again for Molteni, he redesigned the Glass Cube - a gallery and exhibition space in the Giussano production centre. For Salvatori, he designed the Carrara marble Girella and Galleria benches characterised by sinuous, sculptural forms. Gilad created a new installation at the Flos flagship store in Milan in Corso Monforte during 2016 Design Week. He also conceived and produced the semi-recessed Wall Piercing fixture and the Goldman table lamp for the same brand. His collaboration with Driade gave life to La Sfera collection, a series of blown glass decanters and glasses.

Gilad's work – ranging from single editions and limited series to production pieces - is included in the collections of prestigious museums worldwide including the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum in New York. In 2013, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art held a solo exhibition dedicated to the designer entitled, "The Logical, the Ironic, the Metaphorical and the Absurd". That same year, he was named Design of Year by Elle Decor and Wallpaper magazines. He has received numerous awards and prizes. During 2019 Milan Design Week, he curated a multimedia installation for UniFor at the Accademia di Belle Arti and the Pinacoteca di Brera. In the Cortile d'Onore, an oversized red book, the symbol of knowledge, stood open in front of the bronze statue of Napoleon. ... More ... less

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