Deadline Mirror Collection
The mirrors that make up the Deadline collection by Ron Gilad are ingeniously designed hybrid objects, combining premier engineering and carpentry skills of the highest order. Sixteen unique pieces, each set in its own black or white ashwood frame, each of which boasts a different texture and shape. Every piece is composed of two sheets of glass, 12mm apart. The front face is silvered, the back being colored orange, blue, or red. These colors are reflected in the second mirror, to create a subtle interplay of graphic shapes. The frame comes apart so the mirrors can be cleaned. It is fitted with high-profile joints, the better to emphasize that this is an example of MedaMade craftsmanship. The oblong, square, or rectangular frames highlight the difference between each option, reinforcing the idea of the unique nature of the work of art.
Born in Tel Aviv in 1972, Ron Gilad has committed his body and mind to materialize ideas and creating design pieces of astringent thoughtfulness, wit, and elegance. His hybrid objects combine material wit with aesthetic play; they sit on the fat, delicious line between the abstract and the functional. Gilad is fascinated with philosophizing about the common objects we live with.
His work, which varies from sculptures to production pieces, has no “expiration date” and resides in both public and private collections worldwide. Gilad asks unceasing questions in 3D form and fabricates answers that create an arena for fertile doubt. A graduate of the Industrial Design Department, Gilad is fascinated with“deconstructing” the function of an object has resulted in a broad body of work, ranging from furniture to jewelry to whole interiors. Each of his designs exhibits his meticulous attention and focus, his poetic formalism, and his offering of beautiful asceticism to a camp-obsessed world.