Ron Gilad was born in Tel Aviv in 1972. Gilad graduated with a degree in industrial design from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, Israel. His designs are functional and minimalist to which he adds his humor, elegance and sophisticated wit. He likes to deconstruct the function of an object down to the basics. Frequently starting with a found object which is then reinterpreted into something else. Gilad taught 3D Design at the Shenkar Academy of Engineering and 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 from where he designs, produces and distributes his works around the world. He has also been teaching at the Pratt Institute in New York City since 2006. His works are 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.