neil nenner and avihai mizrahi reconfigure the book as an object without content
 

neil nenner and avihai mizrahi reconfigure the book as an object without content

neil nenner and avihai mizrahi’s ‘cover story’ is part of the israeli paper exhibition ‘on the edge’, taken place at the muza eretz israel museum in tel-aviv. the book constitutes the material and cultural foundation of this project, which is the end product of an encounter between a product designer and a graphic designer. the collaborative design epitomizes the essence of the book, corresponds with familiar archetypes, while also preserving the objects in a medial state between the conceptual and the practical.

neil nenner and avihai mizrahi reconfigure the book as an object without content
all images © leonid pedrol

 

 

the series, which uses the corten surfaces as its cover, forges a relationship between paper and metal. designers neil nenner and avihai mizrahi examine design issues such as: rigidity vs. flaccidity, imprisonment vs. freedom, structure vs. materiality, heat vs. cold. in many cases the roles are reversed: the metal receives a soft, paper-like appearance, and the piles of paper are transformed into a solid and inaccessible lump. this reversal also takes place in the manner in which the materials are processed, for example cutting the lump of paper with a band-saw, or folding the metal and roll-forming it like a page of paper.

neil nenner and avihai mizrahi reconfigure the book as an object without content
neil nenner and avihai mizrahi’s ‘cover story’ is part of the israeli paper exhibition ‘on the edge’

neil nenner and avihai mizrahi reconfigure the book as an object without content
the book constitutes the material and cultural foundation of this project

neil nenner and avihai mizrahi reconfigure the book as an object without content
the design preserves the objects in a medial state between the conceptual and the practical

neil nenner and avihai mizrahi reconfigure the book as an object without content
the series, which uses the corten surfaces as its cover, forges a relationship between paper and metal

neil nenner and avihai mizrahi reconfigure the book as an object without content
‘cover story’ is the end product of an encounter between a product designer and a graphic designer

neil nenner and avihai mizrahi reconfigure the book as an object without content
neil nenner and avihai mizrahi epitomize the essence of the book, corresponding with familiar archetypes

neil nenner and avihai mizrahi reconfigure the book as an object without content
the designers examine design issues such as: rigidity vs. flaccidity, imprisonment vs. freedom, heat vs. cold

neil nenner and avihai mizrahi reconfigure the book as an object without content
this object has been made with the help of highcon, using their digital cutting technology

neil nenner and avihai mizrahi reconfigure the book as an object without content
the metal receives a soft, paper-like appearance, and the piles of paper are transformed into an inaccessible lump

neil nenner and avihai mizrahi reconfigure the book as an object without content
the series will be presented in tel aviv until october 31, 2017

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: apostolos costarangos | designboom

  • Striking works! Those who appreciate them will also enjoy the work of Andrew Hayes (US). The twist, bend and fold of the works also take on a layer of philosophical import from their naming: Balastae, Offset and so on. It would be great to see both sets of work here in The Netherlands or UK. Hayes’ work can be seen here: www(dot)books-on-books(dot)com.

    Robert Bolick

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