Ron Arad

(British, b. 1951)

blo-void 5 by ron arad

Ron Arad

Blo-Void 5, 2005

bodyguard by ron arad

Ron Arad

Bodyguard, 2008

bodyguard (solid) by ron arad

Ron Arad

Bodyguard (solid), 2008

gomli by ron arad

Ron Arad

Gomli, 2008

oh, the farmer & the cowman should be friends by ron arad

Ron Arad

Oh, the farmer & the cowman should be friends, 2009



Born in Tel Aviv
1971 - 1973
Jerusalem Academy of Art
1974 - 1979
Architectural Association - School of Architecture, studies under Peter Cook and B. Tschumi
Established One Off Ltd. with Caroline Thorman in Covent Garden, London
Founded Ron Arad Associates, Architecture and Design practice with Caroline Thorman in Chalk Farm, London
Guest Editor of 1994 International Design Yearbook and Designer of the Year
1994 - 1997
Professor of Product Design at the Hochschule in Vienna
Professor of Furniture Design at the Royal College of Art in London
Designer of the Year, Salon du Meuble, Paris, 1994
Design Plus Award, Frankfurt/Main; Internationaler Designpreis Baden-Württemberg, Design Center Stuttgart, 1999


Ron Arad: Retrospective, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2011 - 2012
720 Degrees, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
Ron Arad’s Curtain Call, Roundhouse, London, UK
European Design Since 1985. Shaping the New Century. High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Restless. Barbican Centre, London, England
Retrospective to be held at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
U.F.O.: Grenzgänge zwischen Kunst und Design, NRW Forum Düsseldorf, Germany
Retrospective. Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Drunken Bodyguards. Gallery Mourmans, Lanaken, Belgium

Public Collections

Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany
Ghent Museum, Ghent, Belgium
Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, Paris, France
Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit, MI
Design Museum, Ghent, Belgium
Design Museum, Osaka, Japan
Design Museum, Nürnberg, Germany
Design Museum, London, England
Centre National d'Art Plastique, Paris, France
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY


Ron Arad by Deyan Sudjic, graphics Angus Hyland, Pentagram, Laurence King Publishers
Ron Arad by Raymond Guidot, Olivier Boissiere, Dis Voir
Design Classics Bookworm by Volker Albus, publisher Form Verlag
Ron Arad Associates: One Off Three by Artemis Architectural Publications
Ron Arad by Alexander von Vegesack, Vitra
Restless Furniture by Deyan Sudjic, Publisher: Fourth Estate. Reprinted 1990