Detail of 'Triz In' stoll by Michael Blumenfeld
Following his ‘research to find the boundaries of raw material properties,’ a young Israeli designer and recent Industrial design Graduate of Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Michael Blumenfeld has realised this neat solid wood stool called ‘Triz In’ (Hebrew for ‘wedge’). Based on the principle of splitting wedge, the curvilinear stool is constructed by insertion of three wedges between two thin plates of wood without the use of any additional parts or joints. Watch how a plain, untreated plank is transformed into a finished stool in the video below. (more…)
"time 02" expo in Jerusalem, Photo © Amos Bar-Zeev
‘time 02′ expo is part of the second Jerusalem Design Week.
Twelve Israeli designers will be showing their projects in the “Hansen” hospital – once a leprosy treatment center.
The exhibition is fully sponsored by the Jerusalem center of design, curated by Tal Gur and Produced by “Prime. Total product design”.
'Axum' and 'Labibella' stools by David Keller
Young Israeli designer David Keller has designed a pair of stools called ‘Axum’ and ‘Lalibella’ that are inspired by the Ethiopian cultural influences present in multi-ethnic Israel.
Detail of the Design Museum Holon, designed by Ron Arad; photo Yael Pincus
The completion of Ron Arad’s small-scale masterpiece that is Israel’s new Design Museum Holon signals a kind of design coming-of-age for the country. With its current design scene set to grow even further, Architonic talks to a number of established and emerging Israeli designers, curators and educators about the significance of Israeli design and where it’s heading…