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Ori Yekutiel www.yekutielori.comDesigner, Artist, Craftsman. Born in 1981. Resides in Israel.In 2010 graduated with honors his studies of Industrial Design at the Bezalel's Academy of Art & Design. Ori's work is inspired by nature. From nature, he says, we can learn patience, modesty and how to find the harmony between functionality and beauty. It is not uncommon for "mistakes" to happened during the process of creation. These mistakes can became a source of inspiration and a turning point in the development of the project, that's why one should keep his eyes end mind wide open to Seize such opportunities.
Pepe Heykoophttp://www.pepeheykoop.nlDesigner. Born in 1984. Resides in the Nehterlands.Pepe Heykoop is mostly inspired by irregularities, handwork and interpretations. He considers that a man's mistake can be very beautiful.
Peter Marigoldhttp://www.petermarigold.comDesigner. Born in 1974. Resides in U.K..Peter Marigold's interests lie in the sculptural potential of furniture. By playing with forms and materials he intends to discover new functional solutions that are idiosyncratic, and that leave a record of his experience of the world. He works directly with materials in their most basic state enabling each piece that emerges from the studio to become something like a palimpsest of activity.
Pieke Bergmanshttp://www.piekebergmans.comIndependent designer. Born in 1978. Resides in the Netherlands."No two people are the same, and neither are two of the hairs that grow on your head. I wish our products were a bit more like this as well. The next step in mass production could be controlled imperfect production, for interesting, personal objects."Pieke Bergmans works with a wide range of materials and has no preference for the use of them. "I explore materials and I'm curious about what they can do. From that angle, a product comes to life. I take peeks in foreign kitchens and let myself be inspired by what I see and experience. I also take the time to research and experiment. My designs depend on what I find along the way. I have an unstoppable curiosity for new ways to find and create form."
Raw Edges - Yael Mer & Shay Alkalayhttp://www.raw-edges.com
This official collaboration between Yael Mer & Shay Alkalay started after many years of sharing life, thoughts, ideas and everything in-between. Yael's main focus includes turning two-dimensional sheet materials into curvaceous functional forms, whereas Shay is fascinated by how things move, function and react. Together they work under the name Raw-Edges and share a common goal to create objects that have never been seen before. Since their graduation show at the Royal College of Art in 2006, they have received several highly respected awards including The British Council Talented Award, iF Gold Award, Dutch Design Award, Wallpaper* Design Award 2009 and the Elle Decoration International Design Award for best furniture of 2008_09 and just recently the Designer of the Future Award for 2009 from Design Miami/ Basel. Their works have been exhibited at Johnson Trading Gallery in New York, FAT Galerie in Paris, Scope Art Fair in Basel and Rossana Orlandi Milan. Their designs can be found within the permanent collection of the MoMA New-York and The Design Museum London, and in production with Cappellini, Established & Sons and Arco. In addition, Yael & Shay produce unique and limited-edition designs within their own studio in London. Their work has been featured in many major design publications and newspapers worldwide.
Reddish studio (Naama Steinbock & Idan Friedman)http://www.reddishstudio.com
Reddish studio focuses on keeping its designs clear and intriguing , and spends most of thetime helping objects feel better about themselves.The studio works with clients, giving them design services from new concepts to final product planning, and in the same time initiates projects - for exhibitions and worldwide distribution.Reddish was founded in 2002 by Industrial designers Naama Steinbock and Idan Friedman. Both born in 1975, graduates with distinction from H.I.T (Holon Academic Institute ofTechnology), Israel. Since 2006, Naama had been teaching in the Industrial design department at H.I.T.
Ronél Jordaanhttp://www.roneljordaan.comDesigner. Resides in South Africa. In 2004, Ronel Jordaan, having been a textile designer for 26 years, began researching the possibilities of using felt as a creative medium. Entirely selftaught and following her own creative instincts, she began to turn fine gossamer thread into robust felted forms. She has trained a handful of women to help her. Recognized for their originality and design uniqueness, her creations found an immediate market. The most recognizable of all her products are her pebbles and rocks. Her range is continually expanding, from accessories, scarves, shawls and wraps to household objet, carpets, lamps and throws.
Samuel Ben Shalomhttp://firstname.lastname@example.org
Samuel Benshalom is an artist and designer that weaves between making realities and faking realities.Shmuel's work is combining a mix of visuals and materials. He exhibited in various design exhibitionsincluding the Milan satellite.
After graduating from H.I.T (Holon Institute of Technology) Shir began to develop his interest in Materials and Technology. Working alongside manufacturers from various fields offers a unique opportunity to rethink and redevelop traditional technology and material use.Connecting his interrogative approach with traditional industry resulted in new surprising products that were presented in Tokyo and Cologne, also awarding him the Interior Innovation Award for 2011.
Studio Jobhttp://www.studiojob.nlDesigner. Resides in the Netherlands. The lead designers of Studio Job are Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel, who met while attending the Design Academy Eindhoven. Studio Job was formed by Smeets after he graduated in 1998; Tynagel joined him upon her graduation in 2000. Studio Job also employs a team of young designers to assist Smeets and Tynagel. Studio Job's work is known for "crossing boundaries between design and autonomous art" due to the way many of its items (such as clocks, chairs, and piggy banks)demonstrate artistic design while also serving a functional purpose.
Studio Libertinyhttp://www.tomaslibertiny.com/Unbearable_Lightness_1.htmlArtist. Born in 1979. Resides in the Netherlands.Studied both fine art and industrial design in Slovakia, USA and The Netherlands. His studio translates intellectual investigations into object based aesthetic presentations with the focus on mastery of processes and materials. Libertiny's main interest is in attitudes of consumer culture and history of human relation to objects.
Studio-Re-Creation (Nikola Nikolov)http://www.studio-re-creation.comArtist. Born in 1972. Resides in the Netherlands.In my work I look for a playful balance between art, craft and design. Studio-Re-Creation preserves and re-shapes wasted or discarded materials, and transforms them into iconic art & design objects. While functioning on the grey borders of interior design and art, the exclusive products of Studio-Re-Creation are extremely personal for its customers. Studio-Re-Creation does more than re-cycle, re-use or re-pair materials, it helps to preserve belongings and memories that would otherwise be neglected or thrown away.
Tal Gur (b. 1962), a graduate of Bezalel's Department of Industrial Design, 1996, became known in the last decade as one of Israel's prominent designers in the area of plastic light fixtures and objects manufactured in the rotational molding technology. Some of the objects are produced as "home industry" in the studio at Kibbutz Gilgal in the Jordan Valley. Ever since he first embarked on his journeys to the Far East in 2000, particularly to Japan, Gur has been exploring various areas of craft in domains where design forms an integral part in a dynamic texture of life-culture.
Tanja Saeterhttp://www.tanjasaeter.comArtist and glassblower. Born in 1975. Resides in Norway.Tanja Saeter is inspired by eternal change and the opportunity in the undone. In work, organisms, people or life. Her work is mounted in an interactive way, and can never be mounted the same way twice, which allows the viewer to partially decide the abstraction. She tries to contribute to glassblowing's survival in the world through different projects which opens up and lets new people see the ancient and mesmerizing world of glass.
Vincent Geraedtshttp://www.gsignstudio.nl/index.php?page=welcomeDesigner. Born in 1984. Resides in the Netherlands.Vincent Geraedts is a broad orientated and ambitious designer who focuses on product and interior design. In 2007 he graduated from the University of Twente in Enschende in Industrial Design and is right now graduating at the Design Academy in Eindhoven. During his young 'career' several of his works were published and exhibited at for instance Milan, Brussels, Eindhoven and Amsterdam.
WHATELS (Els Woldhek)http://www.whatels.netMa Student, Design Products Royal College of Art,final year. Born in 1984. Resides in U.K..Els Woldhek currently lives in London. Where she is working on the final pieces for her graduation at the MA Design Products at the Royal College of Art this July. During her studies Els has become more and more attracted to the unnoticed, the things we don't really see or take for granted. Finding unexpected possibilities in apparently ordinary objects, materials or behavior. With this Els' work revolves around control and chaos. Negotiating between the control of the designer and the 'will' of the material, situation or object. Creating unexpected and often unique pieces with a character of their own. "I think people like to be in control, know the outcome. To me that seems boring, I think it is in not knowing exactly what it will be that things get interesting."
Wieki Somershttp://www.wiekisomers.comDesigner, Lecturer at the Design Academy. Born in 1976. Resides in the Netherlands.Wieki Somers was born in 1976 in Sprang-Capelle, the Netherlands. After her graduation from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2000 she established Studio Wieki Somers, in which she collaborates with Dylan van den Berg (b.1971, Eindhoven) also a graduate of the Design Academy Eindhoven. They both live and work in Rotterdam/Schiedam, collaborating with international companies, from craft workplaces to industries, galleries and museums, including MoMA (New York), Museum Boijmans van Beuningen (Rotterdam) and Galerie kreo (Paris). Alongside the studio's activities, Wieki Somers regularly teaches at the Design Academy Eindhoven and contributes to several juries and seminars. Studio Wieki Somers'work can be described as a subtle interplay of plain function, imaginative content and a sophisticated use of materials - daily objects are turned into an aesthetic (sometimes emotional) experience. The balance between reason and intuition lends their work a poetic resonance, while also leaving room for future users to exercise their own imagination. Products that have garnered considerable attention include 'Bath boat', 'High Tea Pot' and 'Bellflower'.
Willem Deridderhttp://www.deridderdesignstudio.comFurniture designer and interior designer. Born in 1978. Resides in the Netherlands.DeridderDesignstudio is a young design studio from Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Its conceptual focus is always about the existing products around us and the way people treat them. DeridderDesignstudio believes that a lot of mass-produced products deserve more appreciation and care respecting the way they are manufactured, transported etc.
William Cobbinghttp://www.furiniartecontemporanea.it/eng/gallery/artists/William-Cobbing-Image-Furini-contemporary-artArtist. Born in 1974. Resides in U.K..William Cobbing is an artist living and working in London. He studied Sculpture at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design and then postgraduate Fine Art at De Ateliers in Amsterdam. Cobbing has exhibited internationally in "A Secret History of Clay" Tate Liverpool (2004), solo exhibition "Gradiva Project"?at The Freud Museum and Camden Arts Centre, London (2007/8), and "Room with a View", Gemeente Museum, The Hague (2006). He was awarded the ACE Helen Chadwick Fellowship at British School at Rome and Ruskin School in 2005/6, and had a residency at Turquoise Mountain Foundation, Kabul in 2009.
Yuval Shaul is a leading contemporary Israeli artist. In his work, he re-interprets nature while working with live-scale stuffed animals. His designs have been exhibited in several solo exhibitions and are part of many private collections.
Yu Nomura was born in 1984 and graduated from Tokyo Zokei Unversity in 2007. In 2010 he established "Yu Nomura Design". He works in various fields including, 2-D and 3-D design, product, interior, graphic, package, as well as merchandise design.
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