About this designer: Ron Arad
Born in Tel Aviv, Israel 1951, Ron Arad studied at the Jerusalem Academy of Art, 1971 to 1973. Later, he studied at the Architecture Association, London, being trained by Peter Cook and graduating in 1979. He is primarily known for his early furniture designs such as the Rover chair (recycled car seats set upon a frame of curved scaffolding poles), and his Well Tempered Chair. He has designed the Bookworm bookshelf and FPE chair for Kartell, Tom Vac Chairs for Vitra, upholstered sofas for Moroso and more recently the Baby Boop dishes for Alessi. For over 10 years he has been working as a lecturer in various industrial design departments and as an interior design lecturer at the Royal College of Art in London. Every year Aram holds an exhibition of his students' work.
About this brand: Aram Designs
When Zeev Aram opened his first showroom in 1964, a small, white space on London's Kings Road, he might as well have landed on the moon. But, here was the work of Castiglioni, Breuer, and Le Corbusier, for the first time available to the public to buy and put in their own homes. Zeev closed his Kings Road showroom in 1973 and moved his business to Kean Street in Covent Garden, where he still oversees Aram Designs - concentrating on his own designs as well as running a very successful contract business supplying to architects and interior design groups. In 1975, after several years working together, Eileen Gray gave Zeev Aram and Aram Designs Ltd the Worldwide licence to introduce, produce and distribute her designs. A licence we are still honoured to hold to this day.