Ron Arad

museum collections

centre national d’art plastique, paris, france
design museum, london, uk
design museum, nürnberg, germany
design museum, osaka, japan
design museum, ghent, belgium
detroit institute of the arts, detroit, usa
fond national d’art contemporain, paris, france
high museum of art, atlanta, usa
landesmuseum baden-württemberg, stuttgart, germany
manchester art gallery, manchester, uk
metropolitan museum of art, new york, usa
musée des arts décoratifs, montreal, canada
musée des arts décoratifs, paris, france
musée des arts décoratifs, paris, france
musée des beaux arts, montreal, canada
musée national d’art moderne, paris, france
museum of fine arts, boston, usa
museum of fine arts, houston, usa
museum of modern art, new york, usa
museum of arts and design, new york, usa
neue pinakothek der moderne, munich, germany
nelson-atkins museum of art, kansas city, usa
powerhouse, sydney, australia
rohsska design museum, gothenburg, sweden
stedelijk museum of modern art, amsterdam, nl
st. luois art museum, st. louis, usa
tel aviv museum, tel aviv, israel
the art institute of chicago, chicago, usa
triennale, milan, italy
victoria and albert museum, london, uk
vitra design museum, weil am rhein, germany


ron arad (israel, 1951) is an internationally recognised architect, artist and designer. son of a painter and a photographer, arad was first educated at the jerusalem academy of art. later, he studied at the architectural association school of architecture in london and became an architect in 1979. in 1981, arad co-founded the design and production studio „one off“ with caroline thorman, and in 1989, ron arad associates architecture and design practice was established.

arad’s constant experimentation with the boundaries and possibilities of materials, from metals to composites, and his radical reconception of the form and structure of objects and buildings, large and small, have put him at the forefront of contemporary design and architecture. as an architect, ron arad is known for his inventive sculptural approach to spaces.

ron arad has won international awards for art, design and architecture, such as the london design medal in 2011. in 2013, the royal academy of art in london honoured him as a royal academician. his art and design works are included in the permanent collections of significant institutions worldwide, including the metropolitan museum of art (new york, usa), musée des arts décoratifs (paris, france), the museum of modern art (new york, usa) and the victoria and albert museum (london, uk) among others. his solo exhibition „no discipline“ opened at the centre pompidou in paris in 2008 and travelled to new york’s moma in august 2010. in 2014, he had a solo exhibition, „in reverse“, shown at the design museum holon and the pinacoteca agnelli, torino.

selected awards

elected to royal academy of arts, royal academy of arts, london, uk, 2013
london design medal, london, uk, 2011
contemporary art prize, the french friends of the tel aviv museum of art, paris, france, 2007
visionary award, the museum of arts & design, new york, usa, 2006
the jerusalem prize for arts and letters, awarded by bezalel academy of arts and design, israel, 2006
fx magazine designer of the year award, 2005
architektur & wohnen designer of the year award, 2004
royal designer for industry (rdi) in recognition of his ‘sustained excellence in aesthetic and efficient design for industry’, london, uk, 2002
oribe art & design award, gifu, japan, 2001
gio ponti international design award, denver, usa, 2001
barcelona primavera international award for design, spain, 2001co-winner of perrier jouët selfridges design prize, london, uk, 2001
design plus award, frankfurt/main – internationaler designpreis baden-württemberg, stuttgart, germany, 1999
designer of the year, salon du meuble, paris, france, 1994

© Ron Arad Acrylic Oh Void 2 courtesy ammann//gallery

Acrylic Oh Void 2

year: 2004
material: acrylic
measurements: w 115 x d 66 x h 58 cm
w 45.3 x d 26 x h 22.8 inches
edition: 6 + 2 a.p.

© Ron Arad  'Acrylic Oh Void 2' courtesy ammann//gallery

Box in four movements

year: 1994/2007
material: mild steel
measurements: w 40 x d 40 x h variable cm
w 15.7 x d 15.7 x h variable inches
edition: 20

© Ron Arad  'Ping Pong Table' courtesy ammann//gallery

Ping Pong Table

year: 1995
material: polished staineless steel
measurements: w 270 x d 148 x h 78 cm
w 106.3 x d 58.3 x h 30.7 inches
edition: 20

© Ron Arad  'One Way Or Another' courtesy ammann//gallery

One Way or Another

year: 1993
material: patinated steel and tempered sprung steel
measurements: w 165 x d 33 x h 230 cm
w 65 x d 13 x h 90.6 inches
edition: 20

© Ron Arad  'One Way Or Another' courtesy ammann//gallery

Crust Chair

for Sawaya & Moroni
year: 1988
material: ash wood, rubber
measurements: w 97 x d 89 x h 73 cm
w 38.2 x d 35 x h 28.7 inches


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