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Mon 6.12.

Design Week in Jerusalem: Israeli creative talent on show

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 06.12.2010 - Tagged as: , , , ,

The Paradigma Gallery, fast establishing a reputation for showing some of the best concept-led design work from Israel's growing design scene, has played host to an exhibition entitled 'Pâte Feuilletée'

Ancient city. Contemporary design practice. Jerusalem’s inaugural week-long design festival foregrounds once more Israel’s conceptually confident and steadily growing design scene.


Everyone’s doing it. As design as a recognisable commercial and cultural activity continues to grow globally, eminently marketable and endlessly consumable, city after city seems to be launching a design week. Jerusalem is no exception. 25 November to 4 December sees the first Design Week in Jerusalem (with its interesting syntax), organised by the Jerusalem Center for Design, which features the types of events you’d expect from such a festival: a conference, an exhibition, a design competition and, naturally, the obligatory closing party.

Ron Yosef's 'Permanent Temporary' collection of furniture, which features the blue polythene found throughout Jerusalem, a city undergoing constant renovation and rebuilding

Curated by Israeli product designer Tal Gur, known best for his lighting designs in plastic, and conceived by young Israeli designer David Keller (both of whom are graduates of Jerusalem’s respected Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design), ‘Time 02′ is a group show that takes as its conceptual starting point the culturally rich, but politically complex, city in which it appears. Located in the basement of the former 19th-century Hansen Hospital, which was established to treat lepers, a different kind of support is at work here: the exhibition offers a platform to graduates of the country’s various design departments.

Key event in the inaugural Design Week in Jerusalem 2010: 'Time 02' group show, held in the basement of the city's old Hansen Hospital, which was originally founded to treat lepers

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