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Brad Ascalon
Brad Ascalon
Brad Ascalon's "Tivola Chair" (2005), a bent wood combination chair and side table.

Brad Ascalon (March 7, 1977) is a notable industrial designer. He was raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia. A first-generation American, Ascalon was immersed in the world of art and design at an early age. His grandfather Maurice Ascalon (1913-2003), a Hungarian-born sculptor and industrial designer, together with his father, the Israeli-born artist David Ascalon (b.1945), founded Ascalon Studios, an art and design firm dedicated to the creation of site-specific artwork and furnishings for worship and public spaces. It is in this context that Brad became skilled at working with various materials and artistic media, including metal sculpture, stained glass and mosaics arts. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1200x800, 136 KB) Summary The American industrial designer Brad Ascalon (b. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1200x800, 136 KB) Summary The American industrial designer Brad Ascalon (b. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (904x693, 166 KB) Summary American industrial designer Brad Ascalons Tivola Chair (2005), a bent wood combination chair and side table. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (904x693, 166 KB) Summary American industrial designer Brad Ascalons Tivola Chair (2005), a bent wood combination chair and side table. ... March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (67th in Leap years). ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Industrial Design is an applied art whereby the aesthetics and usability of products may be improved. ... Philadelphia is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Maurice Ascalon at the Duomo di Milano in Italy circa 1934 Maurice Ascalon hammering The Scholar, The Laborer, and The Toiler of the Soil for the 1939 New York Worlds Fair Maurice Ascalons The Scholar, The Laborer, and The Toiler of the Soil copper relief sculpture. ... David Ascalons Holocaust Memorial for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1994), on the Susquehanna River, Harrisburg David Ascalons Totem, fabricated bronze sculpture at the Cherry Hill Public Library, Cherry Hill, New Jersey David Ascalons Light, cast bronze and stainless steel sculpture, Montgomery, Alabama From a series of abstract...

The whimsical "Pop" (2005) outdoor chaise lounge & table by Brad Ascalon.
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The whimsical "Pop" (2005) outdoor chaise lounge & table by Brad Ascalon.

Ascalon’s first artistic expressions, though, came in the form of music. From an early age, he played both piano and guitar, and he eventually emerged as a songwriter and composer. In the latter half of the 1990s, while writing and performing music and pursuing a liberal arts degree at Rutgers University, Ascalon explored the visual arts as a self-taught abstract painter. He experimented by applying his large sphere of musical influence to the canvas, particularly modern jazz and classical, becoming captivated by the vast expressionistic similarities between writing music and creating art. Image File history File links Brad_Ascalon_-_Pop_Chaise. ... Image File history File links Brad_Ascalon_-_Pop_Chaise. ... Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is the largest institution for higher education in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ...


After graduating from Rutgers, Ascalon moved to Manhattan and while continuing to paint, he worked both in advertising and the music industry. Motivated by his desire to think more abstractly, he changed course and pursued a Masters’ degree in Industrial Design at New York's Pratt Institute. While pursuing his degree, Ascalon served as a design intern for a number of prominent designers, including the studio of the world-renowned Karim Rashid. The Pratt Institute is a specialized, private college in New York City with campuses in Manhattan and Brooklyn. ... Karim Rashid (born 1960 in Cairo) is an industrial designer. ...


Today, Ascalon's emphasis is furniture design, but he delves into the areas of consumer goods and packaging design as well. His designs, often subtly whimsical, tend to ignore an object's traditional form. Rather, in his approach to design, he considers an objects function irrespective of traditional form, and builds it anew from the ground up. In 2005, the London-based international journal of design, Wallpaper*, included Ascalon on their annual list of the world's top ten young designers.

Brad Ascalon's "Echo Chaise" (2004).

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References

  • “10 Most Wanted Designers”, Wallpaper*: Annual Design Directory, July/August 2005 at 111.

External links

  • Ascalon Studios
  • Brad Ascalon Industrial Design

 
 

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