For the creation of this illy Art Collection, artist Ron Arad has played with the idea of what can be found near a coffee cup, He elegantly transforms the memory of a cloth napkin into the sinuous lightness of silk. A light and transparent drape wraps the white porcelain of the illy cup, the result is a design that is both abstract and hauntingly realistic, an echo of something functional yet ornamental.
Born in Tel Aviv in 1951, Ron Arad is one of the most authoritative personalities in the world of design, architecture and art. Founder of Architecture and Design Studio Ron Arad Associates, his name is synonymous with experimentation. Always interested in the search for new techniques and materials, his works are guided by an approach that raises the discipline, far from predetermined labels and categories.