street capture project uses reclaimed graffiti as furniture façades street capture project uses reclaimed graffiti as furniture façades
sep 03, 2014

street capture project uses reclaimed graffiti as furniture façades

street capture project uses reclaimed graffiti as furniture façades
all images courtesy of ariel zuckerman





the streets of southern tel aviv have served as home to a variety of small workshops from metal spinning to carpentry and upholstering. as the younger generation is no longer in need of their craft, longtime storefronts are on the verge of going out of business.


simultaneously however, the same urban landscape threatened with decay is slowly rejuvenated by spontaneous and vibrant wall art, as a result of young designers opening new workplaces in the small alleys. located in this area, ariel zuckerman studio has initiated the ‘street capture’ project in an effort to combine the vanishing world with the current creative style. the team has attached wooden boards to the walls, supplying a clean canvas for graffiti artists.



the street capture project reclaims anonymous graffiti and turns it into furniture façades




each morning, the team discovered something new: sometimes the surface remained untouched, other times only a few penciled lines were took several nights before we deemed the results to-be complete.‘ they describe ‘we didn’t to say anything to anyone, as we were curious to see how it would evolve in the most ‘natural’ manner.

a chest of drawers, made from the painted surface




finally, a satisfaction with the layered works compelled the creatives to remove the boards, and give the graffiti an alternative interpretation by turning it into a 3-dimensional object ‘from a piece of graffiti to a useful piece of furniture, and from random night-time inspiration to a commemorated artistic time capsule. a dresser ‘zerifin 35’ — which takes it namesake from the street address of the wooden board — along with bedside chests and a table are the first objects to be included in the ongoing series.

street capture project unites anonymous graffiti in tel aviv + furniture
working on the wooden surface at the workshop

street capture project unites anonymous graffiti in tel aviv + furniture
one of the most final versions of the canvas

a few days after placing the faux-canvas on the street, sketches appear

hanging wooden surfaces anonymously in the streets

a table which was made from an additional wooden surface


street capture project unites anonymous graffiti in tel aviv + furniture
bedside chests taken from additional street art surface



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  • Thank you for publishing ,
    Just wanted to add something important that is not listed for some reason
    my partner name in this project is : Eran Shimshovitz
    we are two designers how are making this project together

    ariel zuckerman says:
  • So… I did not understand what percentage of the sale value the studio provide to the graffiters. I think it is important to clarify this point.

    Ricardo Machado says:

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