Oh, the Farmer & the Cowman Should Be Friends

Oh, the Farmer & the Cowman Should Be Friends by Ron Arad

Jerusalem-born, London-based industrial designer/architect Ron Arad currently has an exhibit of new work at the Timothy Taylor Gallery in London, including this United States bookcase. Entitled Oh, the Farmer & the Cowman Should Be Friends, is was produced in an edition of six.

Oh, the Farmer & the Cowman Should Be Friends by Ron Arad

The organizational possibilities presented by this bookcase are similar to those of the Europe plates [different party foods on the plates representing different countries] and The World [different man-made islands in the development being used for different functions]. But where are Alaska and Hawaii?!?

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6 thoughts on “Oh, the Farmer & the Cowman Should Be Friends

  1. Precisely. Alaska could be a free-standing magazine rack [for all the magazines Sarah Palin claims to read?], and Hawaii… Oh, I don’t know, a knick-knack shelf?

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  3. I’m not a huge fan of Arad’s more commercial work, but the bookcase is great. I love the dark outline of the states on the front plane combined with the more reflective-looking surfaces. It’s an interesting effect, especially in the installation photo.

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