Educated at the Jerusalem Academy of Art and later at the Architectural Association in London, Ron Arad co-founded with Caroline Thorman the design and production studio One Off in 1981 and later, in 1989, Ron Arad Associates architecture and design practice. In 2008, Ron Arad Architects was established alongside Ron Arad Associates. From 1994 to 1999, he established the Ron Arad Studio, a design and production unit in Como. He was Professor of Design Products at the Royal College of Art in London from 1998 until 2009. Arad was awarded the 2011 London Design Week Medal for design excellence and became a Royal Academician of the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in 2013. His work is included in numerous public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York; Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris; Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), London; and the Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv.