Ron Arad British-Israeli, b. 1951

"In every movement, whether you like it or not, at the end of the day it’s about individuals; it’s not about movements... And I’m not into designing just anything. For me, to design something is to do something that was not there before I did it."
-Ron Arad


Arad's design career began with the Rover chair, a leather car seat of a Rover p6 anchored on a tubular steel frame. His works often take on distinctive biomorphic shapes and are created from steel, which is his medium of choice. His subsequent and tireless experimentation with the possibilities of materials and technology, and his radical re-conception of the form and structure of objects large and small, has put him at the forefront of contemporary design and architecture.


Arad has won numerous additional international awards, holds an Honorary Doctorate at Tel Aviv University, and is regularly and widely published. His work features in dozens of prestigious public collections and has been widely exhibited in record-setting shows, including at the MoMA (NYC), the V&A (London) and the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris). Arad has collaborated with numerous international furniture, design, and luxury brands. His public art works have been adorning public spaces in London, Tokyo, Seoul, Milan, Toronto, Tel Aviv and Singapore.