The new illy Art Collection, creation in collaboration with Ron Arad, plays with what is often found near a coffee cup. So, a tablecloth is transformed into an imaginary silk drape, light and sinuous, placed randomly on the cup and saucer.
The design that takes shape sums up the pleasure of drinking a coffee - a little ritual in our everyday lives.
Ron Arad is a multi-talented figure working in the design, architecture and art fields. Born in Tel Aviv in 1951, he founded the Ron Arad Associates architecture and design firm with Caroline Thorman.
Ron Arad has always been able to move between different artistic fields, finding a balance between technology and craftsmanship and moving the discipline into new areas. His name has become synonymous with experimentation, searching for new techniques and materials, and a conceptual reworking of form and structure.