Artists

Ron Arad

Available Work

Work

Exhibitions at GG

2018
All and Nothing
March 22, 2018 - June 16, 2018

Studio Visit

Biography

Born in Tel Aviv in 1951, educated at the Jerusalem Academy of Art and later at the Architectural Association in London, Ron Arad co-founded with Caroline Thorman the design and production studio One Off in 1981 and later, in 1989, Ron Arad Associates architecture and design practice. In 2008 Ron Arad Architects was established alongside Ron Arad Associates.


From 1994 to 1999 he established the Ron Arad Studio, design and production unit in Como, Italy.


Ron Arad was awarded the Royal Designer for Industry (RDI) in recognition of his ‘sustained excellence in aesthetic and efficient design for industry’ in 2002, and was awarded the London Design Medal in 2011.


He was professor of Design at the Hochschule in Vienna from 1994 to 1997, and later Professor of Design Products at the Royal College of Art in London up until 2009, when he was made Professor Emeritus. In 2013 he was elected as a Royal Academician by the Royal Academy of Art in London.


Ron Arad’s constant experimentation with the possibilities of materials such as steel, aluminium or polyamide and his radical re-conception of the form and structure of furniture has put him at the forefront of contemporary design.

Selected Shows

2010

Ron Arad: ʻRestlessʼ, Barbican Art Gallery, London, 18 February – 16 May

2009

Ron Arad: ʻNo Disciplineʼ, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2 August – 19 October

2008

ʻRon Arad: No Disciplineʼ Pompidou Centre, Paris, 20 November – 16 March 09

Exhibitions

2018

Ron Arad: ‘All and Nothing’ Over Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv, March – April 2018

2018

Ron Arad: ‘Flat Mates’ Over the Influence, Hong Kong, 12th January to 28th February 2018

2017/18

Ron Arad: ‘Beautiful, Useful, Love’ Grob Gallery, Geneva, 3rd November 2017 to 26th January 2018

2016/17

Ron Arad: ‘One Man Show’ Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow, 18th November 2016 to 1st February 2017

2016

Ron Arad: ‘Summer Exhibition’ Ben Brown Fine Arts, London, 22 June to 15 September

2016

Ron Arad: ‘Ron Arad Rocks!, Louisa Guinness Gallery, London, 26 February to 8 April

2015

Ron Arad: ‘in Reverse’ Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, 12 February to 14 March

2014

Paris Motor Show October 201

2014

Ron Arad: ‘Last Train’ Ron Arad Studio, London 27 June – 25 July

2013/14

Ron Arad: ‘in Reverse’ Pinacoteca, Turin, 20 December 2013 to 30 March 2014

2013

Ron Arad: Ivorypress, Madrid 5 September – 9 November

2013

Ron Arad: ‘in Reverse’ Design Museum, Holon, Israel 19 June – 19 October

2013

Ron Arad: ‘Last Train’, Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, Venice 1 June – 24 November

2012

Ron Arad:720°, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem 15 August – 5 September

2011

Ron Arad: ʻCurtain Callʼ, Roundhouse, London, 9 – 29 August

2009

Ron Arad: Ben Brown Fine Arts, Hong Kong, 26 November 2009 – 29 January 2010

ʻRon Arad: New Workʼ, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, 8 April – 9 May

Ron Arad, Gallery Mourmans, Maastricht, March

ʻRon Aradʼ Gana Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea, 27 March – 20 April

2007

ʻRestlessʼ, Friedman Benda Gallery, New York, September

ʻBodyguardsʼ, Metropol, Milan April

ʻThe Dogs Barkedʼ de Pury & Luxembourg, Zurich November 2006- February 2007

2006

ʻThere is no solution because there is no problemʼ 508 West 26 Street, New York 14-30 September (with Barry Friedman Gallery)

ʻBlo-Gloʼ, Dolce & Gabbana, Metropol, Milan April

ʻBlo-Jobsʼ, Gallery Mourmans, Lanaken, Belgium (March)

2005

ʻPaved with Good Intentionsʼ, a new installation by Ron Arad, Miami Basel (1 Dec – 10 Dec)

ʻDesigns by Ron Aradʼ, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (11 Nov 2005 – 7 Jan

ʻRon Arad: A Retrospective Exhibitionʼ, Barry Friedman Ltd, New-York (5 May – 24 June)

ʻRon Arad: New Works & Installationʼ, featuring Mike Figgisʼ film for the exhibition

ʻIn Spaceʼ, Phillips, de Pury & Co., Chelsea, New-York

2004

ʻRon Arad Fatto In Italiaʼ as part of the Venice Biennale 9. International Exhibition of Architecture, ʻMetamorphʼ

Vincenza ʻLo-rez-dolores-tabula-rasaʼ, Galeria Marconi, Milan

2003

ʻRon Arad in der Galerie Stefan Vodgtʼ, Galerie der Moderne, Munich

ʻRon Arad Studio Works: 1981-2003ʼ, Louisa Guinness Gallery, London

ʻVon Mensch zu Menschʼ, Sparda Bank, Münster

ʻRon Aradʼ, Galeria Marconi, Milan

ʻPermetreʼs la Llibertatʼ, Centre dʼArt Santa Monica, Barcelona

2002

ʻTwo Floorsʼ, Galeria Marconi, Milan

2001

ʻDelight in Dedarkʼ, Galeria Marconi, Milan

2000

ʻNot Made By Hand Not Made in Chinaʼ, Galeria Marconi, Milan

ʻBefore and After Nowʼ, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1998

R.T.W. Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

1997

Ron Arad new acquisitions, Montreal Museum of Decorative Arts

Ron Arad at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia

Ron Arad and Ingo Maurer, Spazio Krizia, Milan

1996

Glasgow Festival of Architecture & Design

Ron Arad and Ingo Maurer, Spazio Krizia, Milan

1995

Ron Arad – Gazi, Athens

The work of Ron Arad, Museum of Applied Arts, Helsinki

Ron Arad and Ingo Maurer, Triennale, Milan

ʻSticks and Stonesʼ, Vitra Design Museum, Touring Exhibition 1990-1995

1994

ʻLʼEsprit du Nomadeʼ, Cartier Fondation, Paris

1993

ʻBreeding in Captivityʼ Edward Totah Gallery

ʻDesign in the 20th Centuryʼ, Grand Palais, Paris

ʻOne Off and Short Runsʼ, Centre for Contemporary Arts, (Warsaw, Krakow, Prague)

1991

ʻA Break with Traditionʼ, Rohska Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden

1990

Ron Arad Recent Works, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

1987

ʻNouvelles Tendencesʼ, Centre Georges Pompidou

ʻDocumenta 8ʼ, Kassel

1986

ʻIntellectual Interiorsʼ, Seibo, Tokyo with P. Starck, R. Kawakubo, S. Kuramata

Awards

2016

Compasso d’Oro

2014

Pillar of the Roundhouse, London

2011

London Design Medal

2010

Honorary Doctorate at Tel Aviv University

2006

The Jerusalem Prize for Arts and Letters, awarded by Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Israel

2005

FX magazine Designer of the Year Award

2004

Architektur & Wohnen Designer of the Year Award

Finalist for the 2002 World Technology Award for Design

2002

Royal Designer for Industry

2001

Oribe Art & Design Award, Gifu, Japan

2001

Gio Ponti International Design Award, Denver

2001

Barcelona Primavera International Award for Design

2001

Co-winner of Perrier Jouët Selfridges Design Prize, London

1999

Design Plus Award, Frankfurt/Main; Internationaler Designpreis Baden-Württemberg, Design Center Stuttgart

1994

Designer of the Year, Salon du Meuble, Paris

Work in Public Collections

Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Montreal
Musée des Beaux Arts, Montreal
Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein
Musée National d’Art Moderne/Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Fond National d’Art Contemporain, Paris
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris
Centre National d’Art Plastique, Paris
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester
Design Museum, London
Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art, Amsterdam
Rohsska Design Museum, Gothenburg
Powerhouse, Sydney
Design Museum, Osaka
Design Museum, Nürnberg
Neue Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
Landesmuseum Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart

Selected Publications

Ron Arad: In Reverse, published by Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Turin 2013
Ron Arad: Last Train, published by Steinmetz 2013
Ron Arad: No Discipline published by MoMA NY 2009
Ron Arad: No Discipline, published by Editions du Centre Pompidou, Paris 2008
Ron Arad Architecture published by Enrico Navarra, France 2008
Ron Arad: Paved With Good Intentions published by Friedman Benda and The Gallery Mourmans, 2007
Ron Arad published by Barry Friedman Ltd, 2005
Ron Arad talks to Matthew Collings, Phaidon Press, 2004
Ron Arad by Deyan Sudjic, graphics Angus Hyland, Pentagram, Laurence King Publishers, 1999
Ron Arad by Raymond Guidot, Olivier Boissiere, Dis Voir, 1998
Design Classics Bookworm by Volker Albus, publisher Form Verlag,1997
Ron Arad Associates: One Off Three by Artemis Architectural Publications, 1993

Introductions by Ettore Sottsass, Cedric Price

Restless Furniture by Deyan Sudjic 1989, Publisher: Fourth Estate. Reprinted 1990.
Ron Arad by Alexander von Vegesack, Vitra, 1990