Ron Arad, ‘Useful, Beautiful, Love.’, 2016, Ben Brown Fine Arts

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

Exhibition Highlights

2017
2007
New York,
Ron Arad: Restless

Group Shows

2017
2016
New York,
Shrines to Speed Art And The Automobile: From The Minimal To The Postmodern
2013
Glasstress. White Light / White Heat
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