Posts tagged as 'Israel'
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.
The Coiling Collection by Raw Edges
Today an exhibition of the Israel born and London based design duo Raw Edges, founded by Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay, will open at FAT Galerie in Paris. For the first time their most recent project The Coiling Collection will be showcased. The woollen furniture are made from wound-up felt strips, stiffened by coloured silicone. This new composite can be upholstery or supporting structure at the same time.
'Aurelia' lamp by Bina Baitel, photo by Kleinefenn, courtesy of NextLevel Galerie
With her award-winning project ‘Pull-Over’, realised with the support of VIA (Promotion of Innovation in Furniture) in 2008, the Israel designer Bina Baitel presented a higly inventive floorlamp which is characterised by a luminous skin made from micro-perforated optical fibers connected to LEDs, passing through a layer of translucent silicone. The flexible skin can be unrolled over and over again through a simple movement in order to vary the light atmosphere.
The NextLevel Galerie in Paris dedicated its current exhibition to Bina Baitel’s work. The gallery is producing ‘Pull-Over’ lamp as well as Bina Baitel’s new Skins collection in limited edition. The exhibition runs from 16 September until 6 November, 2010.
'RAWtation' stool by Adi Zaffran
The name is not only a wordplay, it also captures it all. This beautiful and highly poetic collection of furniture was designed by the young Israel designer Adi Zaffran. Learning the industrial process of plastic rotational molding he discovered the potential of including raw organic elements into the process and developed a method which combines the organic and the synthetic without the need of cold joints or complex adjustments.
'RiK' by Inon Retting
The young Israel designer and graduate from Bezalel Academy of Art in Tel Aviv Inon Retting realised this series of deep-drawn plastic stools. Manufacturing ‘RiK’ – Hebrew for ‘vacuum’ – Inon takes advantage of a certain characteristic one would usually describe as a process-related difficulty.
'Connective Tissue' exhibition at the Paradigma Gallery, Tel Aviv. Foreground: 'Zaza' chair by Omri Bar Ze'ev. Middle ground: 'Boscaiolo' side tables by Ron Calabresi (left) and 'Rope Stool' by Yoav Reches (right). Background: 'Axum' and 'Lalibella' stools by David Keller
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.
'CORNER NO. 2' by Ron Gilad, photo with courtesy of Wright
With strong black outlines made from enameled brass Israel born and New York based artist Ron Gilad defines spaces of miniature architecture. Sometimes only a corner, sometimes a whole facade, the spatial fragments of his series ‘SPACES ETC.’ seem to question our relationship with the architectural environments. Trained as an industrial designer at the prestigious Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem Ron Gilad primarily worked on furniture, products, and tabletop objects. Today he obviously moves with between disciplines and materials.
This coming September, at the Bat-Yam Biennale of Landscape Urbanism in Israel, architects, students, designers, artists and craftspeople are invited to participate a special real-time architecture and design competition under the title of 72 Hour Urban Action.
Selected teams will have three days and three nights to plan and build their projects in response to missions assigned to them on takeoff day.
Each team will get consultation with construction and safety engineers, sleeping accommodations, food, a central prefabrication camp, truck, documentation and budget for materials. A professional jury will select a team to win the first prize.
Teams and individuals are invited to apply by August 8th.
to the 72 Hour Urban Action website