March 19, 2013



Misfits is a modular seating system with many modules, all different, whose shapes appear to mould the material almost as if they were sculptures, a play on volumes, solids and empty spaces, fluid and flexuous lines, sinuous curves that hint at undulating movements and provide the maximum comfort.
Free-standing and in foam, Misfits is structured in five large modules, three with a back and two poufs, which can be combined in endless solutions that can also live on their own.
A play on elements with pliable volumes for a sculptural yet highly comfortable seating range. The modules are in injected flame-retardant foam over internal steel frame. Feet, screwed to the frame, in black polypropylene. The collection is produced, due to the special nature of the shapes, inwool only. The Misfits collection covers are not removable.

Born in Tel Aviv in 1951, educated at the Jerusalem Academy of Art and later at the Architectural Association in London, Ron Arad co-founded with Caroline Thorman the design and production studio One Off in 1981 and later, in 1989, Ron Arad Associates architecture and design practice. In 2008 Ron Arad Architects was established alongside Ron Arad Associates.
From 1994 to 1999 he established the Ron Arad Studio, design and production unit in Como, Italy. He was Professor of Design Product at the Royal College of Art in London up until 2009. Ron Arad was awarded the 2011 London Design Week Medal for design excellence and was became a Royal Academician of the Royal Academy of Arts in 2013.
Ron Arad’s constant experimentation with the possibilities of materials such as steel, aluminium or polyamide and his radical re-conception of the form and structure of furniture has put him at the forefront of contemporary design and architecture.
Alongside his limited edition studio work, Arad designs for many leading international companies including Kartell, Vitra, Moroso, Fiam, Driade, Alessi, Cappellini, Cassina, WMF and Magis among many others.
Ron Arad has designed a number of Public Art pieces, most recently the Vortext in Seoul, Korea, and the Kesher Sculpture at Tel Aviv University.
Ron Arad's work is represented in the permanent collections of many museum around the world, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; The Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein.
2013 – In Reverse at Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli
2013 – In Reverse at Design Museum Holon Israel
2013 – Ivorypress Madrid
2009 – No discipline at Museum of Modern Art New York
2008 – No Disciplines at Centre Georges Pompidou Paris
2000  "Not Made by Hand, Not Made in China", Galleria Giò Marconi, Milan
2000  "Before and After Now", Victoria & Albert Museum, London
1996-98  "Ron Arad and Ingo Maurer", Spazio Krizia, Milan
1990-95  "Ron Arad - Sticks & Stones", Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein
1987  Documenta 8, Kassel
1984  Zeus Gallery, Milan