Ron Arad Born in Tel Aviv, educated at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem 1971–73 and at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London 1974-79. Ron Arad's career as a designer began with the Rover chair, a leather car seat of a Rover V8 2L anchored on a tubular steel frame. In 1981 he co-founded the design and production studio One Off. From 1994 to 1999 he established the Ron Arad Studio, design and production unit in Como, Italy.
His subsequent tireless experimentation with the possibilities of materials and technology, and his radical re-conception of the form and structure of objects has put him at the forefront of contemporary design and architecture.
Ron Arad was awarded the Royal Designer for Industry (RDI) in recognition of his ‘sustained excellence in aesthetic and efficient design for industry’ in 2002, and was awarded the London Design Medal in 2011.
He was professor of Design at the Hochschule in Vienna from 1994 to 1997, and later Professor of Design Products at the Royal College of Art in London up until 2009, when he was made Professor Emeritus. In 2013 he was elected as a Royal Academician by the Royal Academy of Art in London.
Ron Arad has designed for all major international furniture and design brands, including Magis, Vitra, Kartell, Moroso, Alessi, Swarovski. He has won numerous international awards, his work features in dozens of prestigious public collections and has been widely exhibited in record-setting shows including at the MoMA (NYC), the V&A (London) and the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris).
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