Ron Arad

Ron Arad Rocks! Louisa Guinness Gallery, First Floor, 45 Conduit Street, London W1, until 8th April 2016

Ron Arad Rocks Necklace (9), 2016 silk and silicon 32 x 13 x 4 cm.

Ron Arad
Rocks Necklace (9), 2016
silk and silicon
32 x 13 x 4 cm.

This rather special show brings new jewellery which is either unique or part of an edition to our attention. All are the work of the celebrated artist, architect and designer Ron Arad.

Ron Arad Rocks Earrings (1), with posts, 2015 18k gold and silicon left: 2.6 x 3.3 cm right: 3.0 x 4.0 cm unique

Ron Arad
Rocks Earrings (1), with posts, 2015
18k gold and silicon
left: 2.6 x 3.3 cm
right: 3.0 x 4.0 cm
unique

The striking Rock pieces – necklaces, earrings and bracelets – are made from silicon which the artist has sculpted into irregular shapes which incorporate pieces of colourful silk to create a stained glass effect.  Although solid and heavy in appearance they are surprisingly light to wear.

Ron Arad Hot Ingo Earrings, 2015 silver rods with red laser sintered polyamide 10 x 2.5 x 2.5cm edition of 100

Ron Arad
Hot Ingo Earrings, 2015
silver rods with red laser sintered polyamide
10 x 2.5 x 2.5cm
edition of 100

The Hot Ingo earrings are made from sintered polyamide and their shape can be expanded and contracted along the precious metal rod to suit individual taste while Naja a solid quartz lens pendant surrounded by a vermeil or silver coil is both elegant and practical as the quartz lens can also be used as a magnifying glass.

Gallery owner Louisa Guinness sums it up:  “I have always been inspired by Ron’s work. I am astonished by his consistent ability to solve practical problems with simplicity, intelligence and aesthetic panache. Take Naja not only beautiful and wearable but an ingenious solution to the middle aged drama of short sightedness.”

What more can one ask for!

Ron Arad Naja, Free Hand, 2015 silver with quartz lens weight: 50 grams approx. diameter: 6.5cm approx. edition of 25

Ron Arad
Naja, Free Hand, 2015
silver with quartz lens
weight: 50 grams approx.
diameter: 6.5cm approx.
edition of 25

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