You may have expected the work of artist Ron Arad to be featured at the Museum of Art and Design, but it was MoMA that snatched up the Tel Aviv designer and artist to showcase his exquisite steel home furnishings in his first major U.S. retrospective, No Discipline. Most of the 140 works in this exhibition—which consist of armchairs, rocking chairs, desk lamps, chandeliers, and more—are made of steel, aluminum, bronze, thermoplastics, crystals, and fiber optics. One chair is made of four sprung sheets of steel held together by wing nuts. Is this the future of Ikea?
Aug. 5-Oct. 19, 2009