Ran Lerner graduated from Domus Academy in 1998. He has lived in New York City since 1999 where he has steadily built up his reputation as a dynamic and international designer.
Lerner is best known for the witty sensibility of his popular designs. Ran Lerner Design Inc. was established in 2003, designing for clients of wide accessibility from implementing his own signature “whimsy” to aesthetic form. His work is based on the core concept of interaction of product and user, encouraging “touch” and emphasis on “relationship” of human to object. Lerner also promotes eco-friendly manufacturing by the efficient use of material and low energy fabricating technologies, often designing multi functional products affordable for the public at large. Lerner teaches Industrial Design students at The Parsons School of Design and FIT.
He has recent publications including “1000 product designs 2010”, “Wall street journal”, “New York Times’ “Time out New York”, ”Food and wine”, “ID”,”Domino” “Gourmet”, “The Today Show” and others Ran Lerner’s Design Inc.’s list of current clients includes Umbra, Joseph Joseph, Acme, Rosenthal, Wedgwood, Waterford, Kikkerland, Cambridge Silversmiths, Yamazaki, Reed & Barton, Nambe, Starwood hotels and other leading manufacturers.
The designs could be found at retailers such as Macy’s, Bloomingdales, Crate & Barrel, The Conran Shop, Moma store, Bed bath & beyond, Target, and others.
“There couldn’t be a better school, I’ve learned so much on the importance of a good concept, that makes a product better and not just different, an element that I try to embed in all my design today.”
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