The Israeli designer Ron Arad moved to London in 1973 to study architecture. He made his name in the early 80's as a self-taught designer-maker of sculptural furniture. Nowadays he works both in architecture and design. Arad has become one of the most influential designers of our time. His unique curiosity for technology and materials makes his work diverse. Arad started designing for Kartell in 1997. He created, among other things, the Bookworm shelf, which became one of his most commercially successful pieces.