Ran Lerner is an award winning, prolific and accomplished Industrial designer, graduated from the prestigious Domus Academy in Milan where he received his Master Degree in Industrial Design in 1998. Lerners entry into the New York design community was in the studio of Adam Tihany International, a distinguished and multi-disciplined practice of architecture, interior design and product design. During his four year tenure at ADTI he gained exposure to prestigious clients such as Christofle and Steuben. In 2002, as the senior designer of Cambridge Silversmiths he invigorated the silverwares company repertoire with innovative touches in their casual line of products and introduced new classic shapes in their more expensive pieces. Ran Lerner Design Inc. was established in 2003, Designing for clients of wide accessibility from A- Acme to Y-Yamazaki, 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 materials, 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 most recently lectured at Design within Reach in conjunction with Inside the Designers Studio, at Domus Academy , Milan, and at the international Houseware show in Chicago. His products have been exhibited worldwide in design and trade shows as, the Salone del Mobile Milan, Fellissimo New York, The Forum Exhibition in Barcelona, the Pitti Uomo in Florence. Recent publications include New York Times, Wall street journal, Time out New York,Food and Wine, Gourmet, The Today Show, Forbes 1000 Product design and others.
Ran Lerners Design Inc.s list of current clients includes Umbra, Acme, Starwood hotels, Rosenthal, Wedgwood,Waterford, Joseph Joseph, Kikkerland, Cambridge Silversmiths, Polder, Yamazaki, Reed & Barton, Nambe, Soda Stream and other leading manufacturers.