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.

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
    all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.


    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    design news

    keep up with our daily and weekly stories
    502,536 subscribers
    - see sample
    - see sample