From abandoned car seats to Swarovski crystal, from junkyards to the Museum of Modern Art, Israeli-born, London-based designer and architect Ron Arad makes creations unexpected, unique, and all his own. The strongly opinionated and occasionally cryptic industrial designer discusses his work, his upbringing, and his design philosophy.
He may be the most celebrated and sought-after architect of our time, but Frank Gehry insists that all he wants is to be a good neighbour. “I’m an egomaniac like all the others,” he confesses happily. “But I’m a Canadian egomaniac. Modesty is built into our lives.”
William Thorsell, director and CEO of the Royal Ontario Museum, is changing the way Canadians see—and are seen.