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Ron Arad

Born in Tel-Aviv in 1951, Ron Arad is among the most respected and influential designers working today. Celebrated for his fluid, curvaceous style and constant innovation, he crafts deceptively simple, highly skilled pieces from materials such as aluminium, bronze and steel. Defying easy categorisation, Arad’s work continually reinvents the everyday object, transforming it into something daring, witty and provocative.
Completing his training at the Architectural Association in 1979, Arad established his own design practiceOne-off in 1981, fusing ready-made pieces to create works such as the now iconic Rover Chair and theRound Rail Bed. In 1989 his studio expanded extensively, allowing separate teams to focus on unique design pieces and ambitious architectural projects. At the same time, enduring relationships with Moroso, Vitra and Magis allow his most iconic pieces to be reconfigured in large editions for a broader audience.
In 2011 Arad opened Curtain Call, a suspended curtain of over 5000 silicon rods acting as a canvas for live performance, film and animation, a concept that traveled as 720° to Jerusalem, Israel in 2012. The acclaimed No Discipline tour opened at the Centre Pompidou in Paris in 2008 and travelled to New York’sMOMA in August 2010 with a third outing planned for the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. A separate survey,Restless opened at the Barbican Centre in London in February 2010.
Arad’s work features in private and public collections worldwide, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Arad’s public sculptures include 2003’s Evergreen!for the Roppongi Hills development in Tokyo and Vortext in Seoul, South Korea , 2011. Recent architectural projects include The Design Museum, Holon, Israel and the Mediacite in Liege, Belgium.

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