Ron Arad: An Influential Israeli Designer Of Modern Times
Ron Arad has impressed the world with his industrial designing skills as well as architectural skills over the past many years and this Tel Aviv born man mixes technology and his own imaginations to good work in his art and architecture. He was born in Tel Aviv in Israel in 1951. He graduated from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design located in Jerusalem from 1971 to 1973. He has also received training from the Architectural Association in London from 1974 to 79. Ron Arad has a good educational background to support his art designing and architectural work. He has produced a lot of outstanding and innovative products for the past 25 years and more and has impressed one and all with his designs.
Ron Arad founded the Arad Associates, his own arts, architecture and design studio, with Caroline Thorman in 1989 in London. His designing career kicked off with the Rover chair. This was a ready-made chair and the first piece of furniture produced by Ron Arad. The product was designed and made by him in 1981 as a fusion of two ready-mades, combining a car seat with a structural tubing frame. He sold the car for just £99. Ron is Britain’s most prominent designers. In 1994, he designed the Bookworm bookshelf which is still being produced by the Italian company Kartell.
Ron Arad had the opportunity to design chandeliers for Swarovski Crystal Company in 2005 which was more than just a crystal chandelier. It also had the feature of displaying test messages went to it as Ron Arad had incorporated light emitting diodes in it that was operated through SMS text messages. He was well known for his stubborn and bold creations and was able to create distinctive biomorphic shapes with steel that was his favorite material to design things. He had plans of expanding his design studio in 2008. One of the popular architectural designs of Ron Arad is the Bauhaus Museum in Tel Aviv that was designed in 2008.
He even tried his hand out in designing a perfume bottle when he joined hands with KENZO in 2008-09. The Design Museum Holon is one of his landmark designs with Bruno Asa and this building was opened in Israel in 2010. In 2010, Arad joined hands with New Eye London to create a new eye wear collection. The latest creation of Ron Arad is the "720 Degrees" that was launched in the Israeli Museum’s sculpture garden in August 2012. It is another remarkable piece of architecture. Some of the popular exhibitions where Ron Arad’s piece of art and artistic designs have been showcased are: Timothy Taylor gallery in 2009, No Discipline in MoMA in 2009, FR IEZE 2007 and 2009 2007 and Restless, Barbican in 2010. Some of the popular architectural marvels designed by Ron Arad are: Tel Aviv Opera, Big Blue, London, Y’s Store, Tokyo, Upperworld Hotel in London, Hotel Puerta America in Madrid, Zion Square in Jerusalem, Olympic Bridge in London, Atelier Notify in Milan, Italy, Chalk Farm Road, London and Private residence in Lanaken.