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    Vidal Sassoon and Ron Arad collect their awards. Photo by Susan Smart.

London Design Festival 2011

London Design Medal: Ron Arad

Posted by Will Hudson,

Rounding off a fantastic London Design Festival it’s worth mentioning the fifth London Design Medal was awarded to the Israeli industrial designer, artist, and architect Ron Arad.

Following previous winners Thomas Heatherwick, Zaha Hadid, Paul Smith and Marc Newson, Arad said on accepting the award, “Thank you London – I couldn’t imagine doing whatever I’m doing anywhere else in the world”.

Also awarded on the night was a special Lifetime Achievement Award to Vidal Sassoon.



Posted by Will Hudson

Will founded It’s Nice That in 2007 and is now director of the company. Once one of the main contributors to the site he has stepped back from writing as the business has expanded. He is a regular guest on the Studio Audience podcast.