Sunday, September 25, 2011

The London Design Festival Showcases Israeli Designers

Before The London Design Festival comes to an end, we would like to pay tribute to two leading Israeli born designers presenting at one of the world's most important annual design events: Arik Levy and Eyal Burstein.
Arik Levy, originally from Israel where most of his time was dedicate to surfing and his graphic design studio. In 1988 Levy moved to Europe and in 1991 completed his studies in the Art Center Europe in Switzerland where he gained a distinction in Industrial Design. Levy currently works in Paris with his 20-strong team of designers and graphic artists forming L design. Under the vision of Levy and his associate, Pippo Lionni, the firm also produces brand identities, packaging, signage, exhibition and interior design.
The Molteni Group, one of Italy’s leading furnishings companies, has devoted its Covent Garden Flagship Store in the London Design Festival, to Arik Levy. The design collaboration between Molteni&C and Levy, called “in power10”,  takes inspiration from the film produced by designers Charles and Ray Eames in 1968, which focuses on the relative scale of the universe in factors of 10, from minute to infinite.

Eyal Burstein, an Israeli, Berlin-based product designer attended the London College of Printing in London in 2001–2004 and the Royal College of Arts in London from 2004-2006.  In 2007 Burstein founded Beta Tank, a Berlin-based conceptual product design practice which creates objects based on cross-disciplinary research that explores new technologies and social commentary. Read the full interview with Eyal Burstein.  
Beta Tank is showcasing the “Scaffolding Brut” in the London Design Festival Tunnel entrance. The installation presents a variety of porcelain scaffolding, focusing on the artistic medium of their aesthetic structure and form, while posing the question "If scaffolding systems are so impressive without design specifications, how utterly magnificent could they become if the need for beauty was attributed to construction?" 

If you’ve visited The London Design Festival this year, we’d love to hear about your first hand experience! 
For more information, visit The London Design Festival site here

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