ayala serfaty: in vein
ayala serfaty: in vein
nov 04, 2011

ayala serfaty: in vein

ayala serfaty: in vein cristina grajales gallery, new york on show until december 23rd, 2011

bucket chair all images courtesy of ayala serfaty / cristina grajales gallery

‘in vein’ is the first solo exhibition of israeli lighting and furniture designer ayala serfaty in the united states. held at the cristina grajales gallery, in new york, the show is a presentation of 16 new objects in which serfaty continues her exploration of ancient materials merged with contemporary design. in this latest collection of work, the designer has researched the process of hand-made felt and its application to contemporary furniture.  viewing each of her pieces as a canvas, she offers seating options whereby silk, linen and wools are molded to create seamless upholstered surfaces. the combination of the layered fibers create a dense and intricate, textured skin provoking the viewers’ sensibilities.

ayala serfaty: in vein bucket chair 3/4 view

ayala serfaty: in vein lounge chairs

ayala serfaty: in vein

ayala serfaty: in vein sofa, front view

ayala serfaty: in vein sofa, 3/4 view

ayala serfaty: in vein bench, top view

ayala serfaty: in vein 3/4 view

ayala serfaty: in vein up close look at the textured surface

ayala serfaty: in vein detail

ayala serfaty: in vein feltmaking in the studio

  • These are stunning! Fabulous use of the material. The seating the felt creates just begs to be touched and lounged upon. Signature pieces for sure.

    Christine Damm

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