Ron Gilad was born in Tel Aviv in 1972. He graduated with a degree in industrial design from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, Israel. Ron’s designs are functional and minimalist with a clear sense of humor, elegance, and a sophisticated wit. He likes to deconstruct an object down to its basics, often beginning with a found object that he can reinterpret as something else. Ron has an innate ability to combine many materials into a harmonious style. Ron taught 3D Design at the Shenkar Academy of Engineering & Design from 1999-2001, during which time he developed one-of-a-kind objects later exhibited at shows. He moved to New York in 2001 and co-founded Designfenzider, where he designs, produces, and distributes his works around the world. He is also a professor at the Pratt Institute in New York City since 2006. His work is part of the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Arts and Design in New York and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.