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The Design Museum Holon Collection is a young, evolving, and dynamic collection that extends over four main continuums:

Historical Design - design works created in Israel from the 1930s to 2000.

Contemporary Design
 - contemporary design works created in Israel and around
the world from 2000 onward.

Commissioned Works - works especially commissioned by the Museum for its exhibitions.

Academic Projects - a selection of graduate works by students from Israeli design academies.

The Collection's four continuums include unique objects, items produced in small editions, models, items produced in large editions, furniture, visual communication items, textile designs, fashion, jewelry, shoes, and accessories. As a Museum that has set itself the goal of deepening and broadening the understanding of design and its role in our life, the Museum Collection constitutes an expression of this definition. However, since design methods, technology, and product manufacture change and develop rapidly, certain objects that mark innovation almost immediately become part of the history of design. The decision to collect along four continuums enables us to create content and subject-matter cross-sections that are independent of time or place definitions.

Through the Collection one can learn about directions and trends in contemporary design, reflections of technological changes that are manifested in the selection of objects. The Museum Collection can be used as a focused exhibit, or for Collectionsal cross-section exhibits, while being formulated within a cultural learning space.

The Collection is presented in two spaces - the Design Lab, which engages in lateral issues, and the Collection Windows, which enables close scrutiny, examination and observation of the individual objects.

Contemporary Design
From Mold to Fragment - Studio Kahn
25.03.15
From Mold to Fragment by Studio Kahn from the Museum Collection describes a full and complete development process comprising three familiar objects in the Israeli field of design in the past seven years.
Contemporary Design
Light Installation by Magenta Studio
16.12.14
Continuing from the series of lighting elements featuring low voltage electricity passing through the light fixtures themselves, this light installation is an entire electricity-conducting space, making it possible for lighting fixtures to be connected at any point.
Historical Design
Hironen | London, Tokyo 1985-1995
01.01.00
Hironen, brand name and design studio, established in Tokyo (1985) by the Israeli Ronen Levin and the Japanese Hiroyoki Okawa.
 
 
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Studying Interior Design at the Museum
The Design Lab is hosting the Second-year Design Studio from the Department of Interior Design, headed by architect Dr. Shoshi Bar-Eli and designer Ronit Dahbash.
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The City Mouse and The Country Mouse
Maya Dvash
Young designers, recent design school graduates, are becoming a part of one of the main trends noted by Li Edelkoort in her predictions for 2010-2050.
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Israeli design at Barcelona Design Week 2014
The Mayors of Barcelona & Holon announced the participation of Israel as guest country of the Barcelona Design Week 2014 during a visit to the Design Museum Holon.
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