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Ron Arad has designed for Kenzo
(17/Apr/2009)

Presented only a brief while ago in the major retrospective in Centre Pompidou, now available in selected Kenzo boutiques: Presented only a brief while ago in the major retrospective in Centre Pompidou, now available in selected Kenzo boutiques: Ron Arad has designed his very first perfume flask for the French fragrance makers – and once again unconventionally toyed with shapes and technology. The flacon has an ergonomic form, twisting in the shape of a figure of eight, something emphasized by fine lines. It is made of a Zamac alloy and polished by hand. The unidentifiable and nameless fragrance, akin to the scent of skin, was created by French parfumeur Aurélien Guichard. It is sprayed by the press of a thumb on a button that disappears into the flacon’s body. The fragrance will be produced as a limited edition of 2,000. The flask will also be on show from Aug. 9 – Sept. 19 at the next stop the Ron Arad Retrospective makes, namely in the MoMA in New York. Kenzo has in the past already joined forces with designers such as Karim Rashid and Ronan & Erwan Bouroullechis very first perfume flask for the French fragrance makers – and once again unconventionally toyed with shapes and technology. The flacon has an ergonomic form, twisting in the shape of a figure of eight, something emphasized by fine lines. It is made of a Zamac alloy and polished by hand. The unidentifiable and nameless fragrance, akin to the scent of skin, was created by French parfumeur Aurélien Guichard. It is sprayed by the press of a thumb on a button that disappears into the flacon’s body. The fragrance will be produced as a limited edition of 2,000. The flask will also be on show from Aug. 9 – Sept. 19 at the next stop the Ron Arad Retrospective makes, namely in the MoMA in New York. Kenzo has in the past already joined forces with designers such as Karim Rashid and Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec