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Ron Arad

Portrait of Dezeen Awards 2019 judge Ron Arad. Photo is by Michael Castellana

London-based architect and designer Ron Arad is founder of Ron Arad Associates and Ron Arad Architects.

Born in Tel Aviv, Ron Arad attended the Jerusalem Academy of Art before moving to London to study at the Architectural Association. In 1981, Arad co-founded design and production studio One Off with Caroline Thorman. He then established Ron Arad Associates in 1989 and later founded Ron Arad Architects in 2008.

Arad’s international architecture projects include the Design Museum Holon, London’s Selfridges Technology Hall and the Watergate Hotel in Washington DC. He has designed products for multiple international brands including Samsung, Alessi, Swarovski, Fiat and Bombay Sapphire.

His designs have been featured in museums and galleries worldwide, including New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Powerhouse in Sydney. The 2010 exhibition Ron Arad: Restless at the Barbican in London explored three decades of his designs.

Arad was professor of design products at the Royal College of Art, where he taught until 2009, when he was made emeritus professor.

The Royal Academy of Art elected him as a Royal Academician in 2013.



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