Ron Arad : Industrial design by architecture influences
Ron Arad
Industrial design by architecture influences
Zanoa Bia, September 24, 2007
Ron Arad
Ron Arad


Portrait

Born in Tel Aviv (Israel) in 1951, educated at the Jerusalem Academy of Art and later at the Architectural Association in London, Ron Arad co-founded with Caroline Thorman both the design and production studio 'One Off' in 1981 and later, in 1989, Ron Arad Associates architecture and design practice. From 1994 to 1999 he established the Ron Arad Studio, design and production unit in Como, Italy. Ron Arad is currently the Professor of Design Products at the Royal College of Art in London.


Ron Arad_Loop Loom, 1992
Ron Arad_Loop Loom, 1992


Ron Arad_MT 1
Ron Arad_MT 1


Ron Arad
Ron Arad


He designs for many leading companies including Kartell, Vitra, Moroso, Cassina, Fiam, Driade, Alessi, Flos for example. Other architectural projects include: the Tel Aviv Opera in Israel; the Belgo restaurants in London; the development of a concept of Sport Cafes Adidas/Kronenbourg in Toulon; an advanced technology private residence in London; the new Technology Hall at Selfridges, London; the Grand Hotel Salone in Milan; the Windwand and the Big Blue sculptures for Canary Wharf; various gallery and exhibition designs such as 'Winning: The Design of Sports' for the Glasgow 1999 UK City of Architecture and Design and 'Ron Arad - Before and After Now' at the V&A, London. Ron Arad presented the winning scheme for the new flagship Adidas Stadium, Paris.

Ron Arad_Sculptura chair
Ron Arad_Sculptura chair


Ron Arad_Papadello chair
Ron Arad_Papadello chair


Ron Arad_Uncut
Ron Arad_Uncut


Ron Arad_Von chair
Ron Arad_Von chair


His work has been widely featured in many design/architectural books and magazines worldwide. He has exhibited at many major museums and galleries throughout the world and his work is in many public collections including, among others: Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y; Design Museum, London; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein.

Ron Arad_Voido Rocking chair
Ron Arad_Voido Rocking chair


Ron Arad_Screw Stool
Ron Arad_Screw Stool


Ron Arad_Room by Ron Arad
Ron Arad_Room by Ron Arad


Ron Arad_TU-BE
Ron Arad_TU-BE


From 1994 to 1997 he was professor of Product Design at the Hochschule in Vienna from 1994-7 In 1997 Professor of Furniture Design at the Royal College of Art in London currently professor of Design Product at the RCA He was guest Editor of 1994 International Design Yearbook e Designer of the year. His work has been widely featured in many design/architectural books and magazines worldwide and they are included in famous museums and gallerie such as Centre Georges Pompidou Paris, Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, Victoria & Albert Museum London and Vera Design Museum in Germany.


Ron Arad_Top Pot
Ron Arad_Top Pot


Ron Arad_Oh Void
Ron Arad_Oh Void


Ron Arad_Oh Void
Ron Arad_Oh Void


Ron Arad_Ripple chair
Ron Arad_Ripple chair


A large number of architectural projects such as the foyer of the Opera Theatre of Tel Aviv. the Belgo restaurants in London, the development of a concept of Sport Café with advanced interactive technology audio/video for Adidas/Kronenbourg togrther with several projects forart galeries and museums. He worked for Vitra, Cassina, Driade, Fiam, Kartell, Artemide, Alessi, Flos.


Ron Arad_Tom Vac chair
Ron Arad_Tom Vac chair


Ron Arad_Tom Vac chair
Ron Arad_Tom Vac chair


Ron Arad_Tom Vac chair
Ron Arad_Tom Vac chair


Ron Arad_Ge Off Sphere
Ron Arad_Ge Off Sphere


Ron Arad_Bookworm 8008
Ron Arad_Bookworm 8008


Ron Arad_Konx
Ron Arad_Konx


Ron Arad_Tom Vac chair
Ron Arad_Tom Vac chair


www.ronarad.com