Ron Arad

Israeli industrial designer, artist and architect Ron Arad was 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 and later, in 1989, Ron Arad Associates architecture and design practice.

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 furniture design. His most iconic designs include the Kartell Bookworm Bookshelf and The Big Easy Armchair for Italian brand Moroso.