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

Work / London Design Festival 2011

London Design Medal: Ron Arad

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.