Ron Gilad was born in Tel Aviv in 1972. Ron Gilad graduated with a degree in industrial design from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, Israel.
From 1999-2001 he taught 3D Design at the Shenkar Academy of Engineering & Design, during which time he developed one of a kind objects which he later exhibited at shows. In 2001 he moved to New York and co-founded Designfenzider from where he designs, produces and distributes his works around the world. In 2006 he began to teach at the Pratt Institute in NYC.
His designs are functional and minimalist into which he puts his humor, elegance and sophisticated wit. He likes to deconstruct the function of an object down to its basics. He frequently starts with a found object which he reinterprets into something else. He has an innate ability to combine many materials into a harmonious style. Many of his pieces such as his vases are one of a kind.
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, as well as private collections. He has been written about in magazines such as Ultimate New York Design, TeNeues publications in Spain, Design Life Now, National Design Triennial, Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum publications in USA, Le Design and Filipacchi publications in France.