Born in 1976, David Amar is a designer who studied at Bezalel academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem and in ENSCI Paris. He graduated with distinction from Bezalel's Industrial Design department in 2004 prior to moving to London. In 2008 he was awarded the Clore scholarship for MA studies at the Royal College of Art in London and graduated from the Design Product department in 2010.His work has received several awards and has been exhibited in museums, galleries and shows around the world, among others: the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Sotheby's London, Design Miami, Gallery de la Manufacture in Paris, Al-Sabah Art & Design Gallery in Kuwait, VIA gallery Paris, Pavilion of Art & Design in London and more...Lives and works in London.
Q : When did you realize you wanted to be a designer?A : I build stuff, disassemble things and then try to fix them from a very young age, didn't know its called design until I got to Art School.
Q : How would you define your design style?A : I think it's too early to define...Q : What would you do if you were not a designer/artist?A : Fisherman Q : Where do you draw your ideas/inspiration from?A : Anywhere... Q : Who do you consult about works?A : My wife and friends.Q : Which of your projects do you consider a success?A : Any project that can be described as an open system, one that enables me as well as others to continue exploring it's potential.Q : Which of your projects do you consider a failure?A : Any project that I haven't learned something new from.Q : What is the first design work you can recall?A : I remember building an entire neighborhood for my Smurfs collection.I prepared all the drawings and planned each house to its very last details (including unique wallpapers). Eventually it looked more like a favela... I was around 4 or 5 years old at the time. Q : To what extent do you believe that design should be functional?A : First one needs to define functionality....
Q : Name a colleague you admire.A : There are so many... I really love the works of Yael&Shay from Raw Edges and their approach to design.
Q : What have you learnt about design yourself?A : To step out of my comfort zoneQ : What in your opinion is the greatest design invention in recent years?A : The internet, no doubt about it...
Q : With which personality from the past would you like to have coffee?A : With each of the following - or maybe a dinner party with all of them:Georges Perec, Louise Bourgeois, Jean Prouvé and Constantin BrâncusiQ : Which materials interest/fascinate you most?A : Text / Words
Q : What advice would you give a designer at the start of his career / What advice would you have liked to receive at the start of your career?A : Don't think twice, it's all right...
Q : What are your future projects?A : I am currently working on a design of an exhibition at Sotheby's London, curated by Janice Blackburn and on a new project to be shown in September.