Ron Arad, ‘Pair of bedside lamps’, ca. 1990, Galerie Le Beau

Image rights: ©Galerie Le Beau 2017

Manufacturer: Manufactured by One Off

About Ron Arad

Though associated with high-tech design, Ron Arad’s multi-decade career goes back to pre-digital days. Some of his earliest pieces, like hand-wrought chairs, are obviously handcrafted and retain all the traces of small-scale production. Often working in steel, Arad now capitalizes on new technology—remote controlling his own designs and fabricating Bluetooth-enabled furniture. In 2005, he designed crystal chandeliers for Swarovski that display text messages in LED lights. Arad is responsible for, among other spaces, the technology floor at Selfridge’s in London and a Yohji Yamamoto boutique in Tokyo. “Boredom,” says Arad, “is the mother of creativity.”

Israeli, b. 1951, Tel Aviv, Israel, based in London, United Kingdom

Group Shows

2016
Hedge, 
San Francisco,
PLEASE BE SEATED : A Selection of Sumptuous Seating for the Most Discerning of Derrieres
2016
New York,
Shrines to Speed Art And The Automobile: From The Minimal To The Postmodern
2016
Cologne, Germany,
'Between All Chairs'
2016
Cologne, Germany,
'Summer Exhibition'
2015
Cologne, Germany,
'Summer Group Show'
2015
Cologne, Germany,
'One And Many Chairs'
2014
Cologne, Germany,
'Summer Group Show'
2012
Cologne, Germany,
'SUMMERTIME Gallery Artists'
2011
Cologne, Germany,
'MAST3Rpieces'
2011
Cologne, Germany,
'Flower Power'
2010
Cologne, Germany,
'Work In Transit... - Summer Group Show'
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