The B.O.O.P. Coffee table (`Blown Out Of Proportion`) is made of inflated aluminium and enamel and was engineered to play a strong visual trick onto the viewer. Through the various production processes of heating, extruding, and vacuum forming aluminium sheets, before assembling and polishing, the piece optically distorts its spatial surroundings. By way of integrating convex additions and concave subtractions to a highly reflective orthogonal shape, the table eludes itself from being a supposedly stable spatial reference point, rather becoming a partly camouflaged piece blending into its surroundings.
Confronting the question of whether he is more a sculptor than a designer Arad replied: ‘It really is not important. I am enjoying discovering the procedures, what can be done with the material, what kind of form to get and the function in this case is purely an alibi. I'm not interested in battering in one aspect or another: say - this is not sculpture! No, this is design- It's not important at all. What matters is: is it interesting, is it boring, is it exciting, looking at it, touching it, giving you a sense of pleasure or not?’
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