Ron Arad

New Ping Pong, 2008-2015

Mirror polished stainless steel and patinated bronze
83,4 × 276,3 × 149,6 cm

Table Tennis has been a constant source of entertainment and inspiration for Ron Arad, both as a design object and as a recreational activity. The concave surface of ‘New Ping Pong’ (2008-2015) is brilliant example of Arad’s design. Polished to a high gloss, the curved table made of stainless-steel, was designed to slow down the pace of the game and make rallies last longer. In this way, a game that normally runs at high speeds is transformed into a relaxed pastime.

“I could not help but wonder what else I could have done do with this magical material. So I thought about doing something that would allow us to enjoy the material in a completely new and different way.” – Ron Arad

Tatintsian Gallery Selected. Tatintsian Gallery, Dubai. 14 November–30 December 2022
Ron Arad. Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow. 18 Nov 2016 – 1 Feb 2017
Bologna Art fair with Jablonka Gallery. Jan 2008
Villa UGC in Cannes, during the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. May 2008
Summer Exhibition. Royal Academy London. Jun 2008
Friedman Benda Gallery New York. Nov 2008

Catalogue – Ron Arad. Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow, 2017. pp. 56-57, 63, 68-69, 72-73, 74-75, 76-77, 87-79, 80-81, 82-83, 84, cover page 1, 4

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