RAW EDGES, FROM FLAT TO FULL
by Victor Hunt, Design Art Dealer & FAT Galerie for Design September
Exhibition: 08.09 – 25.09.2011
Opening: 08.09.2011 at 6pm
For the occasion of Design September 2011; Paris based FAT Galerie, Brussels based designart dealer Victor Hunt and select store Hunting and Collecting are pleased to announce their collaboration for the “Raw Edges, from flat to full” exhibition representing some of Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay’s most recent works, among which the Coiling Collection, Volume, Tailored Wood, Pleated Pleat and the Grove Revolving Trees.
Both Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay are born in Tel Aviv in 1976 and attended the MA Royal College of Art in 2006 under Ron Arad. Their official collaboration as Raw Edges started after many years of sharing life, thoughts and ideas. Yael’s main focus regards turning two-dimensional sheet materials into functional forms, whereas Shay is fascinated by how things move, function and react.
Raw-Edges received several highly respected awards including The British Council Talented Award, iF Gold Award, Dutch Design Award, Wallpaper Design Award in 2009 and the Elle Decoration International Design Award for best furniture of 2008/09. Most recent one, the Designer of the Future Award for 2009 from Design Miami-Basel.
Their works have been exhibited at Johnson Trading Gallery in New York, FAT Galerie in Paris, Scope Art Fair in Basel and in the Spazio Rossana Orlandi of Milan. Their designs can be found in the permanent collection of the MoMa of New-York and The Design Museum of London, and in production with Cappellini, Established & Sons and Arco. Yael and Shay are also involved in producing unique and limited-edition designs at their own studio in London.