The amazing Design Museum Holon opened its doors to an eager public in March, 2010. After four years construction, the amazing steel ribbon facade that has come to symbolize a new dawn of design and innovation in Israel, and especially in Holon (a small town just outside Tel Aviv), has fast become the must-see museum in Israel. And yes, get ready to marvel at yet another Ron Arad design.
Ah yes, Tel Aviv born Ron Arad. The man seen by many as the leading light in the design world since the early 80s (when his Rover chair first brought him to the world’s attention), Ron Arad is the man behind the iconic design of the Design Museum Holon, the aim of which is to help transform Holon into the city of culture and education.
Not quite sure Holon will ever be seen as the design center of the world, but you never know. Most Israelis know Holon as the place to take a driving test (and Ron Arad should know: he took his test in the streets of Holon some six times!), and not much else.
But with some $17million pumped into this project, and some amazing exhibitions and events to see, this is a museum to be reckoned with and should be on the itinerary of anybody and everybody interested in the world of design.
For full details of what is currently happening at the Design Museum Holon check out the museum’s official website. Interesting that it is closed on Sundays; obviously London has worn its magic on Ron Arad and the ridiculous idea of starting the week on Sunday (as is the way in Israel, unfortunately) has truly been called out :-)
The Design Museum Holon is definitely one to add to our list of Highly Recommended sites in Israel. Go see!
To keep even more updated, follow them on their official Facebook page for the very latest.
Address: Pinchas Eylon 8, Holon.
Scheduled Opening Hours:
Monday, Wednesday – 10:00-16:00
Tuesday, Thursday – 10:00-20:00
Friday – 10:00-14:00
Saturday – 10:00-16:00
Sunday – Closed