Ron Arad was born in Tel Aviv in 1951 and studied first at the Jerusalem Academy of Art (1971-73), and then at the Architectural Association in London. In 1989, he and Caroline Thorman founded 'Ron Arad Associates', and he taught as professor of Design at the Hochschule in Vienna from 1994 to 1997. He is currently Professor of Design Product at the Royal College of Art in London. His work has been widely featured in books, magazine articles, professional journals, and press world-wide. Ron Arad has exhibited at many major museums and galleries worldwide and collected by the following: Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y; Victoria & Albert Museum, London and the Vitra Design Museum, Germany. Ron Arad designs for many leading companies including among others Kartell, Vitra, Moroso, Fiam, Driade, Alessi, Flos. Architectural projects include: the Tel Aviv Opera Foyer in Israel, the Belgo Noord and Belgo Centraal restaurants in London. Gallery and exhibition designs, include 'Winning: The Design of Sports' for the Glasgow 1999 UK City of Architecture and Design and the exhibition enclosure for Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar.