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 with Caroline Thorman the design and production studio One Off in 1981 and later, in 1989, Ron Arad Associates architecture and design practice. In 2008 Ron Arad Architects was established alongside Ron Arad Associates.
From 1994 to 1999 he established the Ron Arad Studio, design and production unit in Como, Italy. He was Professor of Design Product at the Royal College of Art in London up until 2009. Ron Arad was awarded the 2011 London Design Week Medal for design excellence and was 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.
Response to COMMUNITY
Misfits – daring and unconventional. A thumbs down to modular furniture. A collaboration between the Moroso family and Ron Arad.
Based on early sketches by Ron in his London studio and then developed as a collaboration – guided by Ron with each of forms hand carved, much like sculpture. A fun and intuitive process using only a knife and glue to form the first prototypes.
Born from a small group of brave and daring design makers – ‘misfits’ to push conventions and re-imagine the modular sofa.