The line between sculpture and design is very thin in Ron Arad's work. His creations, whether functional or purely aesthetic in nature, are characterized by motion, by soft lines that give all his works a highly dynamic orientation despite their primitive, simple forms. Ron Arad's creative process sets out by experimenting with the expressive potential of materials, transcending mere functionality to create objects which are highly plastic and expressive and can be reworked to become products for large-scale distribution.
That's what happened also with Folly, the bench/sculpture in rotational-moulded polyethylene, available in a unique colour (rust brown) is suitable both for outdoor and indoor use.
It is in fact a sculptural object with its own functionality: a bench allowing 8-10 people to sit down on it.
Ron Arad is primarily known for his early metal furniture designs in the shape of sumptuous armchairs. He has designed the Bookworm bookshelf and FPE chair for Kartell, Tom Vac Chairs for Vitra, Glass furniture for Fiam, Upholstered Sofas for Moroso and more recently the Baby Boop dishes for Alessi.
Magis prides itself on a wide-ranging catalogue of products that span from the aesthetically pure to the stylistically expressive. This deliberate eclecticism allows the brand to constantly push at the parameters of design.