Arad, Ron

Ripple Chair

Tom Vac Chair


This innovative artist was born in Tel Aviv in 1951, educated at The Jerusalem Academy of Art and later at the Architectural Association in London. He was the co-founder with Caroline Thomas, both with the design and production studio in 1981, and later in 1989 formed Ron Arad Associates Architectural and Design Practice. From 1984 to 1999 he established the Ron Arad Studio, design and production unit in Como, Italy. As of 2009, he is the Professor of Design Product at Royal College of the Arts in London. He is known for his immeasurable abilities to incorporate the use of various materials including steel, aluminum or polyamide has placed him in a zone of capturing conceptions of the form and structures of furniture in a league of contemporary design that far surpassed expectations. His work has been noted and celebrated at many major art museums and galleries along with with various public collections.

Architectural Projects: Ohayon Villa Marrakech (2007); 154 Ha-Yarkon Street, Tel Aviv (2006); Mediacite, Liege, Belgium (2006); Zion Square Sculpture, Jeruselum, Israel (2005); Hotel at the Kristallwelten in Wattens, Austria (2004); The Design Museum in Holon, Israel (2004); Upperworld Hotel, Battersea Power Station, London (2003); Y's (Yohji Yamamoto) flagship store in Roppongi Hills, Tokyo, Japan; Hotel Puerta America, Madrid (2003); Hotel Duomo in Rimini, Italy (2003); Maserati Headquarters Showroom in Italy (2002-2003); The Living Room and Family Dining Room for Sheikh Saud Al Thani of Qatar as part of the Millenium House Project (2002); The Selfridges Technology Hall in London (2000-1); The Tel Aviv Opera Foyer Architecture in Israel (1989-94); The Belgo Noord (1993-94); The Belgo Centraal (1994-=95) restaurants in London; The Development of conceptualizing Sports Cafes incorporating state of the art interactive A/V technology for Adidas/Kronenbourg in France (1996); An Advanced Technology Residence in London (1997-98); various galleries and exhibition designs, such as "Winning: The Design of Sports' for the Glasgow 1999 UK City of Architecture and Design and the exhibition enclosure for Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar (2002-3); Ron Arad presented the winning scheme for the new flagship Adidas Stadium in Paris (1995-6).

Books: Ron Arad Talks To Matthew College, Phaidon Press, 2004, Ron Arad, by Deyan Sudjic, graphics Angus Hyland, Pentagram, Laurence King Publishers, 1999. Ron Arad, by Raymond Guidot, Olivier Boissiere, Dis Voir, 1998. Design Classics Bookworm, by Volker Albus, publisher Form Verlag, 1997. Ron Arad Associates: One Off Three, by Artemis Architectural Publications, 1993. Introductions by Ettore Scottsass, Cedric Price Restless Furniture by Deyan Sudjic 1989, Publisher: Fourth Estate, Reprinted 1990, Ron Arad by Alexander von Vegesack, Vitra, 1990.

 DesignReasons sell the Ripple Chair and the Tom Vac Chairs. The Ripple Chair is made by Vitra and the Tom Vac Chair is made by Moroso.