Ron Arad is a household design name, as the Royal designer for industry, a lecturer at the RCA, a product designer and an architect. Working since the 1980s, Arad has become an icon of contemporary design.
The British-Israeli designer was born in Tel Aviv in 1951. He studied at both the Jerusalem Academy of Art and the Architectural Association, London. His illustrious career started in 1981, with the formation of his design workshop, One-Off, co-founded with Caroline Thorman.
Arad later created his namesake architectural studio in 1989, which five years later established a partner office, to create industrial design products.
His work across all design disciplines is characterised by his experimentation with materials. Arads's playful and innovative approach to design, large and small, has re-conceptualised the traditional forms of homes, opera houses as well as chairs.