Ron Arad debuts sofa at Salon del Mobile
Furniture designer extraordinaire Ron Arad has reworked his already pretty special Glider sofa
Launched in 2013 by the Italian furniture manufacturer Moroso, Glider was a big soft boxy affair.
Now in this so-called final version, its flat ends have been rounded and it appears to have been plumped up, making it look even more desirable than its earlier incarnation.
Moroso debuts Glider at this week's Milan Furniture Fair, which runs until 19 April. It will sit alongside other new pieces from its exemplary stable of creatives: Martino Gamper, Nendo, David Adjaye, Patricia Urquiola, Tokujin Yoshioka, Ross Lovegrove and Daniel Libeskind.
Glider follows on from Arad’s previous Moroso gems including his Victoria & Albert seating, and the deceptively simple rounded forms of furniture like the 1991 Big Easy collection. That was his first collection for the Italian brand, which he claims helped it become “one of the leading firms in contemporary furniture”.
Not one to take all the credit, he also points out that the Big Easy “was very successful and I think it turned my career”.
The Israeli-born designer has carved a niche for himself with high-end furniture brands, and has a string of high-profile clients to his name from Kartell, Vitra, Moroso, Driade, Alessi and Cappellini, to Cassina and Magis.