Ron Gilad is an American of Israeli origin who lives in New York and often collaborates with major manufacturers of furniture and interior appealing to designers for his conceptual and effective projects, unexpected solutions and philosophical approach to simple things. For the company Adele-C Adele Cassini, daughters- founders of the famous Italian brand Cassina, Ron Gilad created the collection “56”, which reinterprets the role of the chair in the interior.
On the reduced copies of classic tonetovsky chairs the designer perched a large mattress and a closet with shelves. Daybed 56 and 56 Cabinet are the only objects in the collection, combined with simplicity, functionality and non-trivial interpretation of the classics. The iconic chair number 14 by Michael Thonet was reduced by the designer several dozen times and turned into steel legs, on which the furniture is based.
“Developing collection “56” for the company Adele-C, I allowed myself to play with the scale of usual items and tried to find a balance between abstract aesthetics and functionality, walked the razor’s edge, but it seems I did not fall to any side,” – Ron Gilad says about the project.
By the way, Ron Gilad became the designer of the year by British magazine Wallpaper, which handed him the prize Wallpaper Design Awards for a whole series of original projects, including the collection “56” for Italians Adele-C.