Ron Arad (b. 1951), Israel.
Ron Arad's design work has the energy of modern art - that's why, since opening his workshop in the late 1970s, he has become one of the leading designers of his generation. By recycling ancient car seats to make the Rover chair, and using scaffolding to create a series of remarkable beds, Ron Arad caught the imagination of a generation that had previously taken no interest whatever in furniture design. Also an accomplished industrial designer, his innovative creations in extruded plastic and aluminum are always in high demand.
Through his choice of materials, work-intensive techniques of manufacture, and unusual forms, Rod Arad has deliberately distanced his objects from mass-produced furniture, which has also made them quite expensive.