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RON ARAD
Born in Tel Aviv in 1951, educated at the Jerusalem Academy of Art and later at the Architectural Association in London, Ron Arad co-founded the design and production studio One Off in 1981 with Caroline Thorman and later, in 1989, Ron Arad Associates architecture and design practice. In 2008 Ron Arad Architects was established alongside Ron Arad Associates. In 1994 he established the Ron Arad Studio, a design and production unit in Como, Italy, in operation until 1999. He was Professor of Product Design at the Royal College of Art in London until 2009. Ron Arad was awarded the 2011 London Design Week Medal for design excellence, and became a Royal Academician of the Royal Academy of Arts in 2013. 
Ron Arad’s constant experimentation with the possibilities of materials such as steel, aluminium or polyamide and his radical re-conception of the form and structure of furniture has put him at the forefront of contemporary design and architecture. 
Alongside his limited edition studio work, Arad designs for many leading international companies including Kartell, Vitra, Moroso, Fiam, Driade, Alessi, Cappellini, Cassina, WMF and Magis as well as many others. Ron Arad has designed a number of Public Art pieces, most recently the Vortext in Seoul, Korea, and the Kesher Sculpture at Tel Aviv University.

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City: LONDON

Nation: UK

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  • THE WATERGATE HOTEL

    Originally built by the Italian Architect Luigi Moretti between 1960-65, the Watergate Hotel is a major component in an mixed-use self-contained complex which include apartment buildings, offices, extensive commercial facilities, and the hotel itself. It is the only example of Moretti’s work in the...

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  • MATRIZIA

    Matriziais instead a sofa-sculpture, an upholstered furniture item which acts as the ideal midway point between design skill and craft talent. The idea came about by accident, after seeing mattresses dumped in the street when walking in town, a sight which captured the boundless imagination of Ron...

  • NO-WASTE TABLE

    Ultralight. Easy to assemble. No-Waste has been studied in order to obtain allits parts from a single aluminium honeycomb sheet avoiding working process wastes....

  • ONE SKIN CHAIR

    One Skin Chair takes up again the idea of Three Skin Chair, a design from 2004, and rethinks it, with a reverse transformation towards the original concept. The wooden seat, like drapery rippled by the wind or a leaf attached to slim branches, is kept firmly anchored to the ground by the steel...

  • GLIDER

    Fun and sensuality, function and stage presence concentrated in a generous, full, bold form. The challenge was not to build a traditional sofa with back, seat and armrests, but to start from a single volume, a single piece, and model it to make it as a comfortable as a classic sofa. The tub is...

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