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Issue #6
November - May 2013
Features
Design Week Holon 2013
 / April 04 2013

Design Week Holon 2013 opened with the launch of the Israel-France Forum at Design Museum Holon. This unique forum comprised a ten-member delegation of design professionals who came to Israel especially to take part in design lectures and meetings with the aim of forming and promoting collaborations and exchange of ideas by means of direct encounters.

Design Week Holon 2013
Lionel Choukroun of The French Institute, and Galit Gaon | photo: Benny Gam Zu Letova

In the course of the day the guests presented the objectives of the institutions they represent and contributed to the atmosphere of a desire to make design accessible, and inspire a design experience in the general public by a variety of means - digital, analog, textual, and so forth.

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Stephane Simon, Le Lieu du Design | photo: Benny Gam Zu Letova

The forum was then inaugurated in two discussion panels on design that were open to the public free of charge.

The first, which was moderated by Prof. Dana Arieli-Horowitz, with the participation of Stephane Simon, Yann Siliec, David Rawet, Tamir Shefer, Frédéric Szabo, and Yoram Morad, discussed design as a generator of economy.

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From right to left: Yoram Morad, Prof. Dana Arieli-Horowitz, Stephane Simon, Yann Siliec, David Rawet, Tamir Shefer, and Frédéric Szabo | photo: Benny Gam Zu Letova

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photo: Benny Gam Zu Letova

The second panel then convened, which was moderated by Gal Gaon, with the participation of José Lévy, Philippe Apeloig, Lauriane Beaunier, Nissan Warschawski, Erez Bahar, Tomoaki Shimane, and Magalie Guérin, who discussed design management.

Design Week Holon 2013
Gal Gaon, Magalie Guérin, Erez Bahar, Nissan Warschawski, José Lévy, Philippe Apeloig, Lauriane Beaunier, Tomoaki Shimane | photo: Benny Gam Zu Letova

Another unique project inaugurated during Design Week Holon is "Industry Adopts Design", which brought together Israeli designers and industrialists for the first time with the aim of creating designed furniture for the consumer, in which selected works were shown in the Museum's Design Lab.

Design Week Holon 2013
photo: Benny Gam Zu Letova

Design Week Holon 2013
photo: Benny Gam Zu Letova

During Design Week Holon 2013, Israeli designers gave personal presentations to design week directors and guests of the Israel-France Forum. The designers presented their work, received critiques, answered questions, and engaged in lively debates with members of the forum.

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Work by textile designer Adva Bruner, who gave a presentation to members of the forum | photo: Benny Gam Zu Letova

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From right to left: Salomé Peillon, Lionel Choukroun, Yann Siliec, José Lévy, and Olivier Nicklaus during Israeli designers' presentations | photo: Benny Gam Zu Letova

The Israeli designers who presented their work included Maya Ober, Jonathan Canetti, Secret Artist, Gal Shenfeld-Krasowsky, Daniel Rosenthal, Noa Katorza, and many others.

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During Design Week Holon admission to the Museum was free of charge courtesy of Bank Hapoalim, and many took advantage of this to visit Lady of the Daisies - A Tribute to Lea Gottlieb, which is currently showing at the Museum. There were long lines at the entrance to the Museum, which thousands of people visited during Design Week.

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Visitors at the entrance to the Museum | photo: Benny Gam Zu Letova

Design Week Holon 2013
Visitors at "Lady of the Daisies" exhibition | photo: Benny Gam Zu Letova

Design Week Holon 2013
Visitors at "Lady of the Daisies" exhibition | photo: Benny Gam Zu Letova

In the Mediatheque foyer, visitors wandered around stalls of young designers who sold a diverse variety of designed objects, from unique jewelry to cushions and textile products.

Design Week Holon 2013
photo: Benny Gam Zu Letova

Interactive design stalls were set up in the Museum forecourt for the general public.

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The "Create Your World" installation, which enabled visitors to change and build a designed space of their own. Creators and curators: Architects Raanan Stern and Shoval Shekrel | photo: Benny Gam Zu Letova

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The Pavilion Project. The construction installation based on a smart "Lego brick" with which visitors could create and invent complex partitions. The project is the product of the final winter semester project of students from the Department of Interior Design at the College of Management Academic Studies | photo: Benny Gam Zu Letova

International design lectures were given in the course of the week. The first, given by Anu Liivak, director of the Fine Art Museum of Estonia, focused on fashion in the communist era.

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Anu Liivak, Fashion in the Communist Era | photo: Benny Gam Zu Letova

The next lecture was given by Austrian designer and architect Martin Mostböck, who presented the various design, development, and manufacturing processes of the distinctive FLAXX chair for which he has received numerous international awards.

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Martin Mostböck | photo: Benny Gam Zu Letova

After the lectures the audience was invited to visit Design Museum Holon's Materials Library and attend a "Portfolio Live" encounter moderated by designer and journalist Yuval Saar, with the participation of Patrick Gyger, Stephane Simon, René-Jacques Mayer, and Jean-Pierre Blanc.

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Visit to Design Museum Holon's Materials Library | photo: Benny Gam Zu Letova

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From right to left: Patrick Gyger, Stephane Simon, René-Jacques Mayer, and Jean-Pierre Blanc, Yuval Saar | photo: Benny Gam Zu Letova

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An informal meeting between designer Merav Peled-Barzilay, following her presentation, and guests of Design Week Holon and The French Institute at the conclusion of "Portfolio Live" | photo: Benny Gam Zu Letova

Collaboration between Design Museum Holon and Cinematheque Holon produced the screening of the three-part series "Fashion!" which presents the contemporary history of the fashion industry. The screening was preceded by a discussion with the director of the series Olivier Nicklaus, and was moderated by Eyal De Leeuw.

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Right: Eyal De Leeuw; left: Olivier Nicklaus | photo: Benny Gam Zu Letova

Our thanks to all the guests, visitors, and participants, and we look forward to seeing you all at Design Week Holon 2014.

Design Week Holon 2013
photo: Benny Gam Zu Letova

*** The visit of the French delegation and international guests was supported by the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Division for Cultural and Scientific Affairs), the Embassy of France, the French Culture Institute, the Embassy of Estonia, and the Austrian Cultural Forum

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