Head in the sand
  • “Two industrial designers” are Ran Kazes and Liran Elbaz.
    Their limited-edition collection of unique, handmade dolls made we want to crawl to bed and hug my own “Head in the sand” doll.
    Each and every doll was created with a zero waste policy, out of leftovers from the upholstery and fashion industry (One man’s dirt is another man’s treasure…)
    The guys are working on their own web site but until then the dolls are waiting for you at their Etsy Shop.

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    Head in the Sand
I’d love to hear about you, your journey, how it all began.
We are both graduates of the Industrial Design Department of Shenkar College of Engineering and Design. After working for several years for leading design companies we decided to open our own studio. Two Industrial Designers studio was founded in 2009 and creates self-initiated projects as well as providing full design services.
Can you describe your work process for me?
It all begins with characterizing and research. From there we start developing the form till we get to the final products and prototypes. The process varies from product to product. The level of complexity of the process differs for medical products, toy or furniture design.
The dolls portray life in Israel. We named the collection “self-portrait” because each doll reflects our own personal portrait and social phenomena that bothered us at that time.
Which materials do you work with?
We work on various types of projects and therefore the materials vary depending on the project. It can be textiles, wood, metal or plastic.
What is the most unusual piece you have ever designed?
Definitely our latest project which is still in development stage, bionic foot for Handicaps.
What’s next? What is your dream?
To continue what we’re doing right now, just under a pecan tree.
I’m curious to know where does your inspiration come from?
Our local reality, life and people.
Can you tell me which designers inspire you?
What about some web sites and blogs that you visit regularly?
TED, Notcot, and the Hebrew friendly sites Untitled, Captain Internet, and Ran Levi Podcasts that deal with science, technology and history.