belzalel academy: 'thinking hands' at milan design week 2011
 
belzalel academy: 'thinking hands' at milan design week 2011 belzalel academy: 'thinking hands' at milan design week 2011
mar 04, 2011

belzalel academy: 'thinking hands' at milan design week 2011

‘foot prints’ by galit begas an experimental industrial design process for manufacturing shoes from plastic bags

as part of the the ventura lambrate collective space on show at milan design week april 2011, the bezalel academy, jerusalem exhibits ‘thinking hands’ a presentation of 45 works from 37 undergraduate and post graduate students within a 100 m2 exhibition area.

‘the philosophical background of the theme of the exhibition, ‘thinking hands’, comes from the new integration and combination possibilities in design today, enabled by the post-industrial radical change,’ says professor ezri tazari, head of the master of design program as well as one of the show’s curators.

the show will take visitors through a range of products, many of which experiment with new combinations of materials and technological processes, resulting in a diverse grouping of projects that address areas of transportation, furniture, clothing and jewelry and tools. ‘thinking hands’ is curated by ezri tarazi, haim parnas, ilanit kabessa and liora rosin.

‘lightstone’ by ori yekutiel explorations in stone and foam – patent pending technology

‘RAWtation’ by adi zaffran weisler fusing plastic rotation molding with organic raw materials

‘quick-bend tools’ by itay laniado a garden tool system made by using quick wood bending techniques ‘quick-bend tools’ was a shortlisted winner in the designboom ‘design for all‘ competition.

‘solskin peels’ by ori sonnenschein citrus fruit peels as tableware using microwave technology

‘amigo’ by nir shalom custom wheelchair for disabled dogs

‘veggie’ by yael friedman  jewelry made from vegetables

‘city jam’ by liora rosin fruit jams made from urban vegetation

‘crusts’ by nitsan debbi home baked electric appliances as a means of exploring future manufacturing processes for plastic and their aesthetic language

‘protectable’ by arthur brutter a classroom desk designed to serve as a shelter from earthquakes. designed with the assistance of the israeli national rescue and civil defense.

‘duo, sensing time’ by noa habas a braille wristwatch for the blind

‘alloys’ by dror peleg DIY loudspeakers with a unique sound that is produced as a result of our sentimental material choices

‘RIK’ by inon rettig vaccuum formed stools structurally enhanced by wooden implants ‘RIK’ was a shortlisted winner in the designboom ‘design for all‘ competition.

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