Ron Arad has often used light in his designs, and there are synergies in Curtain Call with other works produced by Ron. It is interesting to see how they have, if indirectly, influenced this piece. Examples of this are the Swarovski ‘Lolita’ pendant’ (Milan design week 2004) , ‘ Inverted Pinhole Camera Obscura’, and Ballpark, (the last two products shown at an exhibition called ‘delight in dedark’ (Milan 2001).
What is of note is how the products and lighting installations often require a canvas to fully appreciate their function, and how the progression to this lighting installation (Curtain call) has developed almost organically.
Ron is a revered designer for whom light is apparent in what he does for many of his projects, and products. It’s clear that he is driven and triggered by everything around him, and views everything visible as a stimulus for his creativity.