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Ron Arad was born in Tel Aviv in 1951. After studying at the Jerusalem Academy of Art (1971-73), he moved to London to study at the Architectural Association in London (1974-79).
In 1981, Ron Arad and Caroline Thorman co-founded the design studio “One Off Ltd.,” and in 1989, they established 'Ron Arad Associates'. He was professor of Design at the Hochschule in Vienna from 1994 to 1997, and is currently head of the Design Products Department at the Royal College of Art. He has designed for Kartell, Vitra, Moroso, Alessi, Cappellini and other leading industrial design companies.
His architectural projects include Yohji Yamamoto’s Y store in Tokyo, the Maserati Headquarters Showroom in Italy, the Tel Aviv Opera House foyer and Holon Design Museum in Israel.
His work is part of the collection of the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Metropolitan Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Vitra Design Museum, the Stedelijk Museum and the Tel Aviv Museum.