Ab Rogers was originally a cabinet-maker and sailor and studied at the Royal College of Art, where he met Shona Kitchen. Along with Shona, Ab co-founded Kitchen Rogers Design in 1997, and they collaborated in projects such as the Comme des Garçons store in Paris, the Al-Ostoura luxury department store in Kuwait City, and the Michel Guillon flagship store in London. He founded ARD in 2004, working for a large variety of commercial and residential clients, including the Pompidou Centre, Tate Modern, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Price Waterhouse Coopers and Parc1.
Now comprising of ten full-time designers, ARD works across architecture and interior design to industrial and communications design. Ab is currently the new Head of Programme for Interior Design at the Royal College of Art. He has also lectured at Leeds Metropolitan University (United Kingdom, Parsons Institute of Design (New York), Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design (Moscow) and Eindhoven Design Academy (Netherlands).