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Our History

Aram Designs Limited - Showroom, Kings Road, London, 1964

1957

Zeev Aram takes up a place at the Central School of Arts, London, from which he graduated in 1960.

1960-64

Practical experience following graduation working for Erno Goldfinger, Sir Basil Spence and Andrew Renton & Associates.

Zeev Aram & Associates and Aram Designs Ltd established at 57 Kings Road, Chelsea

Designs by Marcel Breuer, A. and P.G. Castiglioni, and Scarpa are introduced to the UK market. The Dino storage system (designed by Zeev Aram) is also introduced

1966

Designs by Le Corbusier, P. Jeanneret and C. Perriand are introduced to the UK market.

1967

The Altra table systems (designed by Zeev Aram) is introduced to the UK market.

1968

The "Action Office One" from Herman Miller (designed by G. Nelson and R. Props) is introduced to the UK market.

1971

The Atlantic desk (designed by Zeev Aram) is introduced to the UK market.

1973

Aram Designs Ltd moves to larger premises at 3 Kean Street, Covent Garden.

After several years working together, Eileen Gray gives Zeev Aram and Aram Designs Ltd the world licence to introduce, produce and distribute her designs.

1981

Zeev Aram organises and stages Shiro Kuramata's first exhibition in Europe to introduce his designs.

1987

Aram Designs stages its 23rd anniversary exhibition introducing specially commissioned designs by (amongst others) Peter Blake RA, Norman Foster, Adrian Gale, Piers Gough, Jasper Morrison and Eduardo Paolozzi RA

1988

Aram Designs holds the first annual Graduate Show at its Kean Street showroom, with young design graduates (and their designs) selected from approx. 50 colleges throughout the UK.

1991

Aram Designs opens second showroom at 65 Heath Street, Hampstead.

1992

Zeev Aram is made an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Art.

1994

Ruth Aram Shop is launched in Hampstead showroom.

1997

Zeev Aram is awarded the Bicentenary Medal by the Royal Society of Arts.

1999

After 10 years spent working for Unilever, Booz Allen & Hamilton, and Kingfisher, Daniel Aram joins Aram Designs.

2000

Ruth Aram Shop and Aram Designs join forces, and Ruth Aram joins Aram Designs.

2002

New expanded premises (20,000sqft) in Drury Lane open, as the new ARAM is launched.

2004

Aram celebrated its 40th anniversary, and to mark the occasion we launched a unique range of forty rugs designed by friends, architects, designers and journalists who in one way or another have played a part in our history.

2011

Aram launches its first fully transactional ecommerce website.

2014

Aram celebrates its 50th anniversary with a year of events.

Zeev Aram is awarded the OBE for services to Design and Architecture.