Ron Arad was born in 1951 in Tel Aviv. 1971-73 he studied at the Jerusalem Academy of Art. In 1973 he moved to London where he studied at the Architectural Association, School of Architecture. In 1981 with Caroline Thorman he established One Off Ltd, a design studio, workshops and showroom in Covent Garden. In 1989 with Caroline Thorman he founded Ron Arad Associates, an architecture and design pratice in Chalk Farm. In 1993 One Off incorporated into Ron Arad Associates. In 1994 Ron Arad Studio was established in Como, Italy, to continue and expand on the production studio pieces as previously produced in the London workshops. In 1994-97 he became Professor of Product Design at the Hochschule in Vienna. In 1999 he became Professor of Design Product at the Royal College of Art, London.