the designer yaacov kaufman displayed an exhibition of studies on the subject of the cantilever in his studio. in big structures there is a tendency to support the cantilever from the top or the bottom. in small structures, the elasticity of the material is often used. the exhibition portrays a variety of situations ranging from the straight line and its inclination to yield to gravity, to an assortment of ‘corrections’ which creates a language of its own.

kaufman was previously featured in our ‘israli design today’ and ‘clothes peg iconography’ articles.

'cantilever' by yaacov kaufman

'cantilever' by yaacov kaufman

'cantilever' by yaacov kaufman

'cantilever' by yaacov kaufman

'cantilever' by yaacov kaufman

'cantilever' by yaacov kaufman