Ron Arad

Ron Arad is one of the most highly regarded and talented architectural designer, sculptor and artist of our time. Arad studied at the Jerusalem Art Academy from 1971 until 1973 and followed this with his enrolment in 1974, at the Architectural Association in London alongside Zaha Hadid and Nigel Coates, two of world’s most influential architects. Having gone on to open the highly successful Ron Arad Associates in 1989, Arad has subsequently become a lecturer at the Royal College of Art London. Arad is central to contemporary design. His work has been exhibited at numerous galleries and museums worldwide and exists as an exemplary creative in some of the greatest public collections in the world. Ron Arad is simultaneously an industrial designer, ground breaking creative entrepreneur and businessman of the arts. His distinctive works, mainly a fusion between art and conceptual furniture are often of a monumental stature but most significantly, they are recognized and revered worldwide. Arad himself professes that they are signature works and not just furniture in the functional sense but artworks in their own right regarded as seat objects. Labour intensive and totally unique, Arad’s works stands as a personal sense of self-expression and an internationally acclaimed tour de force in furniture and art construction. Ron Arad’s constant experimentation with the possibilities of technology and materials such as steel, aluminium or polyamide and his radical reconception of the form and structure of furniture have put him at the forefront of contemporary design. He is more an artist than a designer, he is a maker of all things biomorphic. His sculpted forms, often chairs or sofas are liquid-like yet constructed predominantly from the material of his preference, steel. Arad is beyond a designer of interior and exterior furniture as he is a designer for life with his own definitive and unique brand of aestheticism. Dramatic and beautiful, Arad’s sculpted forms are stunningly streamlined being reflective, living pieces of furniture. In 1988 and 89, Ron Arad designed his groundbreaking works - the iconic ‘Big Easy’ chair and the ‘Little Heavy’ for Moroso. For Kartell, Arad produced the extremely successful 1997 shelving system ‘Bookworm’ and the 1998 chairs ‘Tom Vac’ and the ‘FPE’ or ‘Fantastic Plastic Elastic’. In 2008, he devised the Bauhaus Museum of Tel Aviv and the Design Museum Holon which is the first Israeli museum dedicated to design.
  • Ron Arad / David Mach

    Ron Arad / David Mach


    February 03, 2012 - February 19, 2012