Ron Arad is known for pushing the boundaries, experimenting with the possibilities of materials such as steel, aluminum, or polyamide. His radical re-conception of the form and structure of furniture has put him at the forefront of contemporary design and architecture.
He was born in Tel Aviv in 1951 and educated at the Jerusalem Academy of Art and later at the Architectural Association in London. Since he has founded multiple design and production studios, including studio One Off, and Ron Arad Architects, in association with Ron Arad Associates and Ron Arad Studio, moreover, he’s had a substantial teaching career. He was the Professor of Product Design at the Royal College of Art in London until 2009. In 2011 he was awarded London Design Week Medal for design excellence and became a Royal Academician of the Royal Academy of Arts in 2013.
His ongoing career in design consists of his limited edition studio work and designing for many leading international companies: Magis, Vitra, Moroso, Fiam, Driade, Alessi, Cappellini, Cassina, WMF, and Kartell, as well as many others.