Ron Arad is an Israeli designer born in Tel Aviv in 1951. He studied at the Jerusalem Art Academy and at the Architectural Association in London.
His objects are the result of a constant experimentation of raw materials such as steel, aluminium or polyamide, which he distorts into sinusoidal, elliptical and oval forms. Alongside his studio work, Arad designs for many leading international companies including Kartell, Vitra, Moroso, Fiam, Driade, Alessi, Cappellini, Cassina, WMF and Magis amongst many others.
He was awarded the 2011 London Design Week Medal for design excellence and became an Academician of the Royal Academy of Arts in 2013. Ron Arad has designed a number of public art pieces such as the Vortex in Seoul, South Korea, and the Kesher Sculpture at the Tel Aviv University, Israel.
Ron Arad, Box in four mouvements, 1994
Stainless and patinated steel
42 x 42 x 42 cm | 16.5 x 16.5 x 16.5 in
Ron Arad, Gomli, solid red, 2008
composite material and ballast
242 x 100 x 121 cm | 95.3 x 39.4 x 47.6 in
Ron Arad, Pressed Flower sketch Yellow, 2019
metal, plastic, rubber, glass & wood
43 x 61 x 5 cm | 16.9 x 24 x 2 in