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Ron Arad

architect - designer (1951)

Ron Arad was born in Tel Aviv in 1951, he studied at the Jerusalem Academy of Art and later the Architectural Association in London. He is a founder of One Off design studio in 1981 and, in 1989, together with Caroline Thorman, founded the study of architecture and design Ron Arad Associates.

The early successes through a series of furniture and interior steel structures. The most famous pieces include "Rover Chair" "Transformer chair" and light remote controlled "Aerial".

In 1994 he opened in Como, Italy, founded the Ron Arad Studio, which is responsible for taking care of all design aspects of the creative process from initial brief to production.
From 1994 to 1997 Ron Arad was a guest of the Hochschule in Vienna as professor where he is now professor of furniture design at the RCA in London. Is invited to curate 's edition of'International Design Yearbook 1994.
Over the years his work has been amply illustrated in numerous books and magazines on architecture and design throughout the world.

His works have been exhibited in museums and important art galleries. Many of them are part of famous collections such as those of the Center Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Vitra Design Museum in Germany.

The projects executed by him for many prominent names include Spring, Misfits and Sof Sof for Moroso, the chairs, 'Bookworm' and 'FPE' for Kartell, Vitra and many chairs for various projects for Fiam, Driade, Alessi , Artemis, Guzzini and other.

Ron Arad's Architectural projects include the Teatro dell'Opera in Tel Aviv, Israel, the Belgo restaurants in London, development of an 'idea of ​​Sports Cafe with advanced interactive audio / video for Adidas / Kronenbourg, a private high-tech in London, numerous projects for exhibitions and galleries' art.

It's the design chosen for the prestigious new Adidas Stadium in Paris. In April 'of 1997 has built in the center of Milan, a totem pole commissioned by Domus magazine: a stack of 70 chairs made from a single sheet of aluminum formed on top of which there was a chair containing a digital display that advertised events Highlights of the Salone del Mobile.