Ron Arad b. 1951

Ron Arad was born in Tel Aviv in 1951 and attended the Bezaele Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem from 1971-73. He moved to London to attend the Architectural Association, encountering a creative environment that emphasized ideas over technique. Inspired by Gaetano Pesce, Arad became interested in using industrial materials in domestic settings. He co-founded his London design studio and workshop, One-Off with Caroline Thorman in 1981. That same year, Arad created his seminal Rover chairs made with scavenged materials. Throughout the 80s, Arad explored the possibilities of sheet steel, opting to shape and alter it by hand, imparting a distinctive rough finish that would become a signature of his work. From 1997-2009, Arad was the head of the Design Product Department at the Royal College of Art in London. In 2008, Ron Arad Architects was established; two years later, the Design Museum in Holon, Israel was completed and received much international acclaim. Along with his studio work, Arad has produced a number of designs for companies such as Vitra, Alessi and Cassina to name a few.

Auction Results Ron Arad

RON ARAD, This Mortal Coil | wright20.com

Ron Arad

This Mortal Coil

estimate: $50,000–70,000
result: $134,500
RON ARAD, Paved with Good Intentions, table 38 | wright20.com

Ron Arad

Paved with Good Intentions, table 38

estimate: $80,000–120,000
result: $86,500
RON ARAD, Two Legs & A Table | wright20.com

Ron Arad

Two Legs & A Table

estimate: $70,000–90,000
result: $84,000
RON ARAD, Blo-Void 3 | wright20.com

Ron Arad

Blo-Void 3

estimate: $60,000–80,000
result: $75,000
RON ARAD, Rolling Volume | wright20.com

Ron Arad

Rolling Volume

estimate: $50,000–70,000
result: $75,000
RON ARAD, Victoria and Albert chair | wright20.com

Ron Arad

Victoria and Albert chair

estimate: $30,000–50,000
result: $65,000
RON ARAD, Little Heavy | wright20.com

Ron Arad

Little Heavy

estimate: $30,000–40,000
result: $58,800
RON ARAD, 2Rnot chair | wright20.com

Ron Arad

2Rnot chair

estimate: $30,000–40,000
result: $50,400
RON ARAD, shelves from Bazaar/Jean-Paul Gaultier | wright20.com

Ron Arad

shelves from Bazaar/Jean-Paul Gaultier

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $46,800
RON ARAD, Box in Four Movements chair | wright20.com

Ron Arad

Box in Four Movements chair

estimate: $30,000–50,000
result: $42,500
RON ARAD, Little Heavy | wright20.com

Ron Arad

Little Heavy

estimate: $30,000–40,000
result: $40,800
RON ARAD, Spin table | wright20.com

Ron Arad

Spin table

estimate: $18,000–20,000
result: $38,400
RON ARAD, Oh-Void 2 | wright20.com

Ron Arad

Oh-Void 2

estimate: $30,000–50,000
result: $37,500
RON ARAD, Rolling Volume | wright20.com

Ron Arad

Rolling Volume

estimate: $30,000–50,000
result: $37,500
RON ARAD, Big Easy Volume 2 | wright20.com

Ron Arad

Big Easy Volume 2

estimate: $30,000–50,000
result: $32,500
RON ARAD, Rover 3.5 Litre 2-Seater | wright20.com

Ron Arad

Rover 3.5 Litre 2-Seater

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $27,600
RON ARAD, Box in Four Movements prototype | wright20.com

Ron Arad

Box in Four Movements prototype

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $23,750
RON ARAD, Sculptural stool | wright20.com

Ron Arad

Sculptural stool

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $22,500
RON ARAD, Long Light floor lamp | wright20.com

Ron Arad

Long Light floor lamp

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $21,600
RON ARAD, Well Tempered chair | wright20.com

Ron Arad

Well Tempered chair

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $21,600
RON ARAD, Bookworm | wright20.com

Ron Arad

Bookworm

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $18,000
RON ARAD, Tinker Chair | wright20.com

Ron Arad

Tinker Chair

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $17,250
RON ARAD, Well Tempered chair | wright20.com

Ron Arad

Well Tempered chair

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $15,625
RON ARAD, Transformer sofa | wright20.com

Ron Arad

Transformer sofa

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $15,600