Ron Arad has been awarded the London Design Medal 2011, as part of the London Design Festival.
The medal, which was awarded to Arad at a ceremony at St Paul’s Cathedral, is given annually to a designer in recognition of a lifetime’s contribution to design and the city.
Born in Israel, Arad has been living and working in London since 1973. At the event her said: “I can’t imagine doing whatever it is I do anywhere else in the world.”
An important part of the London Design Festival calendar, the award is one of the most coveted British design awards. Winners are selected by a panel of peers and experts.
The London Design Medal is specially designed by Pentagram.