Ron Arad Biography
Ron Arad was born in Tel Aviv in 1951 and studied at the Jerusalem Academy of Art (1971-73 and at the Architectural Association in London (1974-79). In 1989, he and Caroline Thorman founded 'Ron Arad Associates'. He was professor of Design at the Hochschule in Vienna from 1994 to 1997. His work has been widely featured in books, magazine articles, professional jounals, and press world-wide. Ron Arad 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; Victoria & Albert Museum, London and the Vitra Design Museum, Germany.
Ron Arad designs for many leading companies including among others Kartell, Vitra, Moroso, Fiam, Driade, Alessi, Flos. Architectural projects include: Maserati Headquarters Showroom in Italy, the Living room and family dining room for Sheikh Saud Al-Thani’s Villa in Qatar, the Selfridges Technology Hall in London, the Tel Aviv Opera Foyer in Israel, the Belgo Noord and Belgo Centraal restaurants in London. Gallery and exhibition designs, include ‘Winning: The Design of Sports’ for the Glasgow 1999 UK City of Architecture and Design and currently the exhibition enclosure for Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar.