Ron Arad: Restless - "This piece sucked me into
the world of design"


In our second of four films made to coincide with the Ron Arad: Restless exhibition at the Barbican in London, we asked Ron Arad (above, pictured while studying at the Architectural Association) about his upbringing in Israel and how he found himself working as a furniture designer in London. Update: this interview is featured in Dezeen Book of Interviews which is on sale now for £12.

In the movie, which features rare archive photos of Arad as a student, Arad tells us about his upbringing in Tel Aviv, moving to London to study at the AA and how he came to create his first Rover chair - a design that was to radically alter his life.

Take a tour of Arad's studio in our first movie here.

Dezeen is online media partner for Ron Arad: Restless, which runs until 16 May. Click here for info and tickets.

Dezeen is organising an event at the gallery next Thursday; click here for details of how to win tickets.

Posted on Thursday March 4th 2010 at 1:34 pm by Brad Turner. Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • Jan Willem

    Ron Arad & Philippe starck, they must be twin brothers!

  • jack the ripper

    brilliant . best line in the movie :

    ” I don ‘ t want to be an architect , my mother wants me to be an architect ” .

  • Ryan DeVon

    I like the line, “Its was difficult for me to work for other people”! I can agree with him on that!

  • BRian


    Architect personality!