Considered as one of the most important and influential artist and designer of our time, Ron Arad distinguishes himself from the others thanks to his daring approach to technology, materials and the versatility of his work.
From industrial design, sculpture, architecture and mixed media installations, Arad is the creative mind behind worldwide iconic projects such as the like the Design Museum Holon, the Tel Aviv Opera House foyer, the Bookworm bookshelf, the Rover chair and the Big Easy.
In 1981, Ron Arad and Caroline Thorman co-founded the design studio “One Off Ltd.,” and in 1989, they established 'Ron Arad Associates'. He was professor of Design at the Hochschule in Vienna from 1994 to 1997, and is currently head of the Design Products Department at the Royal College of Art. He has designed for Kartell, Vitra, Moroso, Alessi, Cappellini and other leading industrial design companies.
Arad’s implacable material research and experimentation has put him in the leading edge of contemporary design. Combining the most advanced manufacturing technology with the artisanal mentality and handmade work, Ron Arad has revisited some of the most common archetypes in furniture design: his “functional sculptures” shows playful forms made out of steel, aluminum, bronze, crystals and led.
His work is part of the collection of the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Metropolitan Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Vitra Design Museum, the Stedelijk Museum and the Tel Aviv Museum.
Ron Arad is even rumored to be the inventor of an earlier iPad version for LG.
The work and constant experimentation of this dynamic 63-year-old with grey stubble, has rendered him one of the inspiring leaders at the forefront of contemporary design and not only; Ron Arad is a man beyond the standard labeling. His works as well as him as an individual, stand as the absolute definition of the true innovator of our time.
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