Ron Gilad is a philosopher of the everyday object. Israeli by origin, Gilad studied industrial design at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. In 2001 Gilad relocated to New York and co - founded Designfenzider, a test lab for his ideas. Gilad's designs question the perception of functional everyday objects. Designfenzider's hybrid objects combine material with aesthetic play; they sit on the fat, delicious line between the abstract and the functional. The objects, which vary from one -off to limited editions and production pieces, have no "expiration date". They reside in both public and private collections worldwide. Designfenzider asks unceasing questions in 3D form, and fabricates answers that create an arena for fertile doubt.