2011 Graduates
 

Student Break | Liran Elbaz | The Beginning and End of a Story | October 3.11

Something that really excites me is a great student project. While visiting the MA graduates show at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, I immediately spotted Liran Elaz’s pen. It allows to write down thoughts and erase them at the same time, freeing the writer of consequences . Liran, a first year …

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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 | Rotem Wilk | Knitted Snow White’s Gown | September 22.11

Rotem Wilk’s graduation project at the Textile Design Department of Shenkar College of Engineering and Design is pure genius. Rotem began her journey by researching spiral structures first in nature and then she focused on Zaha Hadid‘s architectural structures. Movement, transparency and geometrical shapes where the foundation of her research and the final …

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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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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 | Anat Thaler | Reptiled Fabrics | August 25.11

To be honest, I’m not a big fan of reptiles and that’s an understatement! When I first saw Anat Thaler’s fabrics I knew there was something quite intriguing and unique about them but couldn’t really put my finger on it. An entire project, inspired by the adaptive evolutionary processes of scaled reptiles, sounds …

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Student Break | Einav Ohana | Balloonmania | August 24.11

Such a brilliant concept. Accessories made out of balloons! How come I didn’t think of that first? This colorful celebration is the creation of Einav Ohana, a graduate of the Jewelry Design Department at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design. {Photos by Hadar Bracha} You can get in touch with Einav here: einavoha …

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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 | Natalie Bettelheim and Sharon Michaeli | Howl | August 22.11

Sometimes all you need is a good story and the rest will follow. Natalie Bettelheim and Sharon Michaeli came up with such a sensitive story that no words were needed. Sharon Michaeli’s animation is priceless! The light, textures and movement were flawless. The one “bad” thing I can say is I wanted it …

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Student Break | Gal Kantor Kuperman | Map It! | August 18.11

If Google Earth ever decides to launch a jewlery collection, they definitely should contact Gal Kantor Kuperman and discus some points and maybe consider using her graduation collection as their starting point :) Gal’s topographic jewelry collection goes by the name “Journey”. Her journey is a reminisce of all her favorite places and …

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Student Break | Liron Kroll | Family and Femininity | August 17.11

“High Expectations” is Liron Kroll’s graduation film at the RCA. Liron chose family photographs and dealt with the gap between the idealized photograph and the reality it represents. “The film questions the role of family photography as the key way to form memories and examines the effect it can have on one’s perception …

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