Gilad graduated with a degree in industrial design from the Bazalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, Israel, but is currently working in New York. He was the talk of Milan’s Salone (2012), where he demonstrated that his conceptual style could be functional and commercial at the same time. Minimalism objects with a mixture of personal humor, elegance and sophistication. He likes to deconstruct they’re function down to its basics. It frequently starts with a found object, which he reinterprets into something else. He has as innate ability to combine many materials into a harmonious style, combining with his fascination with philosophizing about the common objects we live with.
Gilad taught 3D Design at the Shenkar Academy of Engineering & Design from 1999 to 2001, during which time he developed on-of-a-kind objects later exhibited at shows. He moved to New York in 2001 and co-founded Designfenzider from where he designs, produces and distributes his works around the world. He also been teaching at the Pratt Institute in New York City since 2006.
Ron Gilad had a bumper year in 2012. He impressed with the Grado furniture range for Molteni & C, which uses colour accents to experiment with geometry; a collection of marble pieces for stone specialists Salvatori.
Irony-laden pieces for Adele-C
Quirky marble candlesticks for Established & Sons
Consistent across the board is Gilad’s ability to give weighty materials such as steel and marble a lightness and dynamism that make him a force to reckoned with. His work, which vary from one-off to limited editions and production pieces, have no “expiration date” and reside in both public and private collections worldwide.