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Brief Published: 28 Sep 2018

Creative Manufacturing from Israel’s Emerging Design Talent

Maayan Agustina Gianella

Graduates from Israel’s Holon Institute of Technology (HIT) are using fabrication processes from different eras and industries to reinvigorate product design. Here, we spotlight four designers applying candy manufacturing, electrical systems and low-value packaging materials in unexpected ways.

  • Inspired by the sweet-making process, designer Mayaan Agustina Gianella adds non-uniform colour to her collection of clocks by pressing recycled thermoplastic powder into irregular layers.

  • Sigma is a handmade jewellery collection by Shany Herzberg which draws on the industrial beauty of electrical circuits. Conductive brass, insulating black rubber and cable components are paired in the 23-piece collection, which features electromagnetic coils and varistors dipped in thick, liquid rubber.

  • Lost Wax Shell by Dan Meushar is a series of lighting fixtures made with ceramic moulds produced using the lost-wax process (an ancient method of metal casting). Mottled textures and characterful forms deliver a resolutely modern interpretation of this ancient craft.

  • Packed by Rimon Simhony incorporates the expanded polystyrene used to protect products during transportation into the product itself. Mirrors and glass bulbs are combined with chunky styrofoam, stimulating a dialogue around high and low-value materials.

See our Middle East & North Africa Top 10: Colour & Materials report for more.

Dan Muesha
Maayan Agustina Gianella
Rimon Simhony
Shany Herzberg