A fresh paint fair that will open tomorrow (Tuesday) in Jaffa, and will be open to the public until June 4, will be held this year in the new warehouses at Jaffa Port. Alongside a wide range of artistic exhibitions, exhibits and social projects, the heart of the fair will work with 40 product designers from the fields of glass, ceramics, lighting and furniture.
Among the special projects this year will be presented at an invited job fair by artist Jonathan Vardi combined with AI software as part of a project in cooperation with BMW, artist and curator Farid Abu Shakra will present an exhibition dealing with coexistence, combining works by contemporary Israeli and Palestinian artists, and as every year, the fair will include the social project "The Secret Postcard", which takes place in cooperation with the School of Arts - Arison Campus Tel Aviv. All proceeds from the project go in full to the Friends of the School of the Arts Association to support its students, who come from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Traditional jugs with digital touches, Levakov ceramics, Guy Levkov, Photo: Liat Elbling
Carpentry that draws a line between traditional and modern techniques
Craftsmen // Anat Glazer and Doron Shai
About the studio: Studio for the production and design of wooden furniture and objects.
Anat Glazer completed a carpentry course of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor and later specialized in wood engraving, with a master's degree in industrial design from Bezalel. Doron Shai completed a carpentry course of the Ministry of Industry and then studied traditional carpentry at École Boulle Paris.
What will you exhibit at the fair? "A collection of wooden furniture and objects that we developed over the past year."
What are the values on which your work as a creator is based? "All our furniture is personally made by us, from design to finishing. Unlike furniture produced in the factory, each item receives personal attention, taking into account the material from which it was created and the needs of our customers – so no two pieces of furniture are exactly the same. In the work process, we combine traditional and modern techniques, use quality raw materials, and produce furniture that can be passed down between generations."
The location is freshly painted: Warehouse 3 in a fresh design pavilion.
Wooden cabinet with wooden rulers front, craftsmen / Photo: Tal Bruchel
Material research combined with 3D printing
Levakov CeramicsGuy Levkov
About the studio: The works present material and technological research in the ceramic material combined with 3D printing. Levkov produces digital files in various programs on the computer, which he sends to the clay printer. He opened the studio about a year and a half ago, shortly after graduating from industrial design at HIT Holon.
A series of digital amphorae, Levakov ceramics, Guy Levkov,
What will you present at the fair? "This year is the first year that I will present in fresh paint, I will present several product series – coffee cups and jugs, traditional jugs with digital touches, (for Fresh Paint I painted the jugs in the colors of the containers we will be presenting), porcelain light fixtures and a series of digital amphorae."
What are the values on which your work as a creator is based? "The product series presented were inspired by ancient ceramic traditions, and use modern technologies that exist in the world today. I believe that the printer is a new tool in the world of ceramicists and makes it possible to break the boundaries of the material."
The location is freshly painted: second floor next to the elevator.
Porcelain lighting fixtures, Levakov ceramics, Guy Levkov, photo: Liat Elblig
Vegetable leaves sculpted in glass on vases
About the studio: Noa Lamdan, blower and sculptor in hot glass, graduated from Bezalel's Department of Ceramic and Glass Design in 2021.
What will you exhibit at the fair? "I will present colorful glass vases on which grow the leaves of various vegetables sculpted from glass."
What are the values on which your work as a creator is based? "In my work, I aspire to use the special properties of glass: transparency, shine and colorfulness to illuminate objects that we often pass by without noticing, and in my eyes they deserve another look, observation and attention."
The location is freshly painted: the design incubator sponsored by Tambour.
To colorful glass with various vegetable leaves sculpted from glass, Noa Lamdan,
Stretching the boundaries of matter
Studio NACHSHON TomerNachshon
About the studio: Studio NACHSHON, an Israeli furniture design studio, was established in 2017 by architect Tomer Nachshon. All the items of the studio are designed and handmade in the workshop in Haifa. The studio has a wide range of items: seating products, libraries and storage units, dining tables, living and side, light fixtures and more.
What will you exhibit at the fair? "We will present for the first time the new collection of the studio that was developed in recent months. The new items not only expand the existing catalogue but also present new details, techniques and materials that have not yet been part of the studio's work. At the first exposure, a modular sofa system will be presented made of bent continuous tin skeleton and combines fabric cushions and various leather and wooden elements. A new model of library will also be presented, a skeleton storage unit that combines wood and steel with glass doors and a low library finished with rusty steel.
"The second part of the pavilion will be dedicated to an array of side tables and a living room – EARTH. The tables, which are made of laser-cut steel top in different geometric shapes, will be presented with a rust finish – a spontaneous and natural process done in our workshop."
What are the values on which your work as a creator is based? "The fact that all the items are designed and manufactured under the same roof not only gives meaning and value to each of the furniture, for us it is also an important engine for local creativity. We are very proud that behind the studio stands an independent production workshop, with a small and skilled team that is responsible for all production processes and does not compromise on the final result with great attention to detail."
The location is freshly painted: warehouse 3, ground floor – in the center of the space.
Represents tables with rusty finish, NACHSHON Studio, photo: PR
Lighting fixtures made of natural materials with an emphasis on sustainability
Nir Meiri Studio //Nir Meiri
About the studio: Nir Meiri, a graduate of Bezalel's Department of Industrial Design, founded Nir Meiri Design Studio about a decade ago. The studio operates simultaneously from London and Israel and specializes in the design and manufacture of luxury lighting fixtures.
What will you present at the fair? "A variety of light fixtures are made in combinations of metal, wood and acrylic.Some of the items are a new version of existing products and some will be launched for the first time at a fresh paint fair."
What are the values on which your work as a creator is based? "The key value is sustainability."
The location is freshly colored: 2nd floor, yellow container.
Table light fixture, Nir Meiri Studio / Photo: Shai Ben Efraim
Innovative textile technique
Knotts Studio //Neta Tessler
About the Studio: The studio was founded by Neta Tessler after graduating from Shenkar's Department of Textile Design in 2013. After graduation, Tessler developed her first collection of contacts and since then has been designing collections of home décor products sold in Israel and around the world.
What will you show at the fair?" This year we will present the mosaic collection for the first time. The collection includes baskets, decorative cushions, carpets and similar ones inspired by mosaics from ancient times. The products are manufactured using an innovative textile technique that the studio has developed over the past year."
What are the values on which your work as a creator is based? "The studio is based on innovation. The creative and design processes are an important value in the development processes of the products in the studio, and we insist on innovative design, exciting and surprising, but also practical and accessible."
The location is freshly painted: the ground floor at the entrance to the fresh design complex.
A pair of rugs from the 'Mosaic' collection, Knotts Studio / Photo: Dor Sharon
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