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Ron Arad


Ron Arad (1951) studies at the art and design academy in Jerusalem and afterwards architecture in London. Ron Arad becomes well known in contemporary architecture and design thanks to his experiments with material, shape and technology. His first chair design is the Rover chair in 1981, an old Rover car seat mounted on a tubular frame. These Rover chairs become so popular that the chairmaker who works for Ron Arad visits junkyards all over England to find enough chairs. In later years, the Rover chair is also made by furniture maker Vitra. Ron Arad also makes designs for products for Kartell, Swarovski, Kenzo, Alessi, Cassina and WMF. Also the architectural work of the architectural and design office of Ron Arad is praised, he designs the Maserati Showroom in Modena and the Design Museum Holon in Israel. At design auctions you occasionally come across something that is designed by Ron Arad for the different factories.
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