A new exhibition called ‘Connective Tissue’, which explores the notions of joining and linking in the work of young Israeli designers – both in literal and theoretical terms – has opened at the recently established Paradigma design gallery in Tel Aviv.
Some of the objects on display present innovative ways of connecting their constituent material elements (such as Gil Sheffi’s ‘Elastic Wood’ chairs, which employ an elastic material to join together the pieces’ otherwise flat plywood components, and Yoav Reches’s ‘Rope Chair’, which, as the name suggests, is emphatically sewn together with rope), while others create more conceptual connections – like Ron Calabresi’s ‘Boscaiola’ side tables, which bring together a material (in this case wood) with the implement that was used to ‘kill’ it in the first place (an axe).
Curated by long-established Israeli product designer and lecturer Ezri Tarazi, together with Paradigma’s owner Anat Benvenisti, ‘Connective Tissue runs at the gallery in Tel Aviv until 27 August.
read the article ‘Fancy a Joint?: innovative joinery in new furniture design’ at Architonic