Industrial Design
 

Student Break | Lee Oshrat | The Almighty Rubber Band | September 27.11

Improvisation. There is something quite Israeli within this word. While visiting the MA graduates show of Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Lee Oshrat’s “Improvisation” was one of those projects that stayed with me once I left the gallery. The common office rubber band was the base for a series of five flexible …

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Student Break | Dana Bachar | Feel Your Felt | September 19.11

Felt. I’m starting to have an instant crush for just about any felt related design. It’s kinda insane but at least I’m aware of it. They say it’s the first step to admit it, right? Dana Bachar, a 2011 graduate of the Industrial Design Department at the Holon Institute of Technology, designed a …

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DesignBreak Elsewhere | Interviewing Gurit Magen for the JPost | September 7.11

My second interview for The Jerusalem Post just aired. Gurit Magen, the girl behind Junktion People, is one of those designers who can turn just about any random junk into rad product. You can read my “Doing Design: One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” interview right here.

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Student Break | Michael Tsinzovsky | Local Design | August 26.11

“Local Design” is a shot in the right direction for a new set of ideas. Coexistence of society and nationalities, ornament and construction, craft and design, metal and wood, east and west, geography and nationality. Michael Tsinzovsky, a graduate of the Industrial Design Department at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, had almost …

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Student Break | Golan Cohen | A Shy State Of Mind | August 23.11

“In My Head” is Golan Cohen’s cute as a button series of shy toys. “Each doll comes with built-in shyness features that would let the child choose the desired level of shyness and maybe even identify with it.” The bodies of all three dolls, the rabbit, the hedgehog and the lion, are tucked …

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Student Break | Polina Azarov | Adopt Your Furniture | August 16.11

Would you allow yourself to become attached to your drawer, as much as to your adorable dog? Polina Azarov, from the Industrial Design Department at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, created her own version of a felted Brady Bunch. These soft containers are a real family with each object having its own …

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DesignBreak Elsewhere | Interview with Meirav Barzilay for the JPost | August 14.11

I forgot to share with you some exciting news! Since the beginning of August I’ll be interviewing some of my favorite young Israeli industrial designers for The Jerusalem Post. So, once a month an interview will be coming your way. First in line is Meirav Barzilay, a young designer, who keeps amazing me! …

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Studet Break | knockoutdesign | Industrial Handcraft | August 10.11

Maya Ober, a resent graduate of the Industrial Design Department at Holon Institute of Technology, teamed up with her Polish friends for her graduation project. The four girls, aka knockoutdesign, created the Awateef family, a community based hand weaved project, with the help of the Palestinian craftswomen of Kfar Manda village in Galilee. …

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