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A contemporary British-Israeli artist and architect, Ron Arad is widely considered one of the most influential designers of his generation. Creating collections for design houses such as Vitra, Kartell and Moroso, Arad’s sculptural designs are incredibly coveted across the globe.
A student at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem and at London’s Architectural Association, Ron Arad went on to found One Off alongside Caroline Thorman in 1981. Through One Off, Arad began experimenting creating sculptural furniture using welded steel sheeting. Renowned for his constant experimentation with materials such as steel, aluminium and polyamide, Arad has designed classics such as the Tom Vac Chair, The Big Easy Chair and the Raviolo Chair.
A skilled architect as well as an industrial and furniture designer, he founded the eponymously-named Ron Arad Architects in 2008. Arad is the brains behind iconic buildings such as the Design Museum Holon, the Maserati Showroom in Modena and the Yohji Yamamoto Flagship Store in Tokyo. Awarded the title of Royal Designer for Industry in 2002 and elected as a Royal Academician in 2013, Ron Arad also holds an honorary doctorate from Tel Aviv University.
Tom Vac Chair White
Originally designed by Ron Arad in 1999, the organically-shaped white Tom Vac Chair is crafted today by Vitra.
Supported by a four-legged tubular steel base with a chrome-plated finish, the chair is topped by an instantly recognisable white dyed-through polypropylene shell that has been enhanced with additives to prevent it from bleaching in the sun. The shell’s corrugated structure enhances its flexibility and stability, as well as lending a contemporary edge to the design.
This generously proportioned chair delivers both comfort and practicality thanks to its stackable frame and is a striking and impressive example of modern design.
Products by Ron Arad