Holon Design Museum. Tomer Appelbaum

Why Ron Arad's Design Museum Failed to Help the Israeli City of Holon

Planners hoped that they could turn an ordinary city into a dazzling tourist Mecca with the addition of a cultural jewel.

When the Design Museum in Holon opened in 2010, many hoped for a new “Bilbao effect,” the idea that attracting a world-class cultural institution – like the branch of the Guggenheim Museum designed by...

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