Ruud Ekstrand was born in Malmö in 1943.
Arkitekt SIR (National Association of Swedish Interior Architects) and designer.
Nordic Correspondence Institute (NKI), Industrial Design Department, 1967.
Self-employed in Malmö since 1969.

Exhibitions:
International Design Center, New York (IDCNY), 1987
Nordform, Malmö, 1990
Swedish Embassy, Tokyo, 1992
Form/Design Center, Malmö, 1995
Breanäs Kulturhus, 1996
Kalmar Art Museum, 1997
Form/Design Center, Malmö, 2005

Awards:
Armchair, KS 130 Forsnäs Prize 1986
Armchair, KS 130 Excellent Swedish Design 1987
Table, HB 547/548 Excellent Swedish Design 1988
Armchair, Piccolo Excellent Swedish Design 1991
Chair, Peps Excellent Swedish Design 1992
Bar stool, Pronto Excellent Swedish Design 1992
Sofa, Piccolo Guldstolen (Golden Chair) award 1992
Table programme, Max Excellent Swedish Design 1993
Armchair, Primo Excellent Swedish Design 1993
Modular seating, Nonstop Excellent Swedish Design 1993
Chair, Albert Excellent Swedish Design 1994
Chair, Woody Excellent Swedish Design 1994
Armchair and sofa, Ritz Excellent Swedish Design 1995
Armchair, Grand Excellent Swedish Design 1996
Table series, Disc Excellent Swedish Design 1997
Table series, Mobydisc Excellent Swedish Design 1998