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This official collaboration between Yael Mer & Shay Alkalay started after many years of sharing life, thoughts and ideas. Yael’s main focus includes turning two-dimensional sheet materials into curvaceous functional forms, whereas Shay is fascinated by how things move, function and react.

Since their graduation show at the Royal College of Art in 2006, they have received several highly respected awards including The British Council Talented Award, iF Gold Award, Dutch Design Award, Wallpaper* Design Award 2009 and the Elle Decoration International Design Award for best furniture of 2008_09 and awarded as the Designer of the Future for 2009 from Design Miami/ Basel.

Their works have been exhibited internationally and can be found within the permanent collection of the MoMA New-York and other museums. They for clients including Cappellini, Established & Sons, Moroso, Kvadrat, Stella McCartney, Arco, Mutina, Lema and in addition, Yael & Shay produce from time to time unique and limited-edition designs and installations within their own studio in London. Their work has been featured in many major design publications and newspapers worldwide.

 

Museum's Collections:

Design Museum Holon
Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Tel Aviv Museum of Art

 

Previous Exhibitions, Workshops and Talks

 

2012 FEB From Flat to Full  Otrascosas Barcelona
2012 FEB Everything Forever Now British Council Bangkok
2012 JAN Fellowship Program Akademie Schloss Solitude Stuttgart
         
2011 DEC Curious Minds The Israel Museum Jerusalem
2011 OCT The Collection Paradigma Gallery Tel-Aviv
2011 OCT Pinha Installation

LYNfabrikken

Aarhus
2011 OCT Can you imagine? Alcantara® MAXXI Museum Rome
2011 OCT Ventura Berlin - Qubique Victor Hunt Berlin
2011 SEP OKAY London - Arco LDF - Brompton London
2011 SEP The Unnatural Selection Natural History Museum London
2011 SEP From Flat to Full – Solo Show Victor Hunt

Brussels

2011 SEP Power Of Making V&A London
2011 SEP Beijing International Design Triennial 2011 Interni Magazine Beijing
2011 JUL Gravity - Workshop

Boisbuchet

France

2011 JUN Design Miami/ Basel Dilmos Basel
2011 MAY OKAY London - Arco Vivid Gallery Rotterdam
2011 MAY Bezalel Sotheby's London
2011 APR Pinha Materia Amorim Milan
2011 APR UNISON Dilmos Milan
2011 APR Talking Textile Lidewij Edelkoort Milan
2011 FEB Objects Rotterdam FAT Galerie Rotterdam
2011 JAN Post Fossile Design Museum Holon Israel
2011 JAN Trend  Lecture IMM Cologne
         
2010 DEC

Hyperlinks: Architecture and Design

Art Institute of Chicago Chicago
2010 NOV Workshop

ECAL

Lausanne

2010

NOV

OKAYstudio & Friends

 

Barcelona

2010

NOV

The Coiling Collection – Solo Show

FAT Galerie

Paris

2010

NOV

OKAYstudio & Friends

Novalis

Turin

2010 NOV London Calling - Talk UDK Berlin
2010 NOV Prediction Benjamin loyauté Saint Etienne 
2010 OCT Chic Art Fair

FAT Galerie

Paris

2010

SEP

Bench 10 - Old Spitalfields Market

The Lollipop Shoppe

London

2010

SEP

PROJECTORY

Saatchi Gallery/ Phillips de Pury

London

2010

SEP

Cappellini at the V&A

Sackler Centre, V&A

London

2010

AUG

Vitra Design Museum Centre GeorgesPompidou

Boisbuchet

France

2010

Jul

Waste Not, Want It

Bloomberg, Arts Co

London

2010

May

Connectors

Saatchi Gallery/ Phillips de Pury

London

2010

Apr

Tailored Wood Collection

Cappellini

Milan

2010

Apr

Ten Small Atlases

Ventura Milan

Milan

2010

Mar

 

Fumi Gallery

London

2010

Mar

Denayaday

Paradigma Gallery

Tel-Aviv

2010

Mar

The State of Things

Holon Design Museum

Israel

 

 

 

 

 

2009

Oct 

Wall To Wall – Solo Show

Established & Sons Limited,

London

2009

Sep

Corn Cruft

Gallery Fumi

London

2009

Jul

Dress Codes: Clothing as Metaphor

Katonah Museum of Art

New – York State

2009

Jun

Repeat Please’

Stedelijk Museum

Hertogenbosch The Netherland

2009

Jun

Designer of the Future 2009

Design Miami/ Basel

Basel

2009

May

UK Represents

Palermo Design Week

Palermo, Italy

2009

Apr

UK Represents

Elle Decoration Tortona Basment

Milan

2009

Apr

Grove – Revolving Trees

Spazio Rossana Orlandi

Milan

2009

Apr

Craft Punk

Design Miami & Fendi

Milan

2009

Apr

 

Fat Galerie

Paris

2009

 

 

Commissaries Gallery

Montréal, Canada

2009

Mar

Over Design Over

 

Perugia Italy

2009

Mar

Established & Sons

Design Republic

Shanghai

2009

Feb

Pivot

Into Dutch Design

Stockholm

2009

 

Established & Sons

What Else Gallery

Geneva

 

 

 

 

 

2008

Dec

Yellow Pages, a guests seminar

Bezalel Art and Design Academy

Jerusalem

2008

Nov

In Resident

Hotel Du Park

Turin

2008

Oct

DesignTide

British Council Japan

Tokyo

2008

Sep

Nowhere Now Here

Laboral

Spain

2008

Sep

Under the Same Roof

Aram Gallery

London

2008

Sep

From Now to Eternity

Arts Co, Mother

London

2008

Sep

Heart & Design

River Island at Christie’s South Kensington

London

2008

Aug

PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH

Established & Sons LIMITED 

London

2008

Jun

HABITATS FOR BIRDS, BATS AND BEES

PHILLIPS de PURY

London

2008

Jun

Reading Room,Louise Blouin Media

Scope Art Fair

Basel

2008

Jun

Fit

Fat Galerie

Paris

2008

Apr

4.

Established & Sons

Milan

2008

Feb

OKAYstudio

DNA Form

London

2008

Jan

Pivot

Arco, Design Post

Cologne

2008

Jan

d3 Contest Talent

German Design Council, IMM

Cologne

 

 

 

 

 

2007

Nov

OKAYstudio

Hotel Puerta America

Madrid

2007

Nov   

New Staff

Johnson Trading Gallery

New-York

2007

Sep

Gradual

Brompton Design District

London

2007

Sep

OKAYstudio

BoxFresh

London

2007

Jun

Life Style Exhibition

Big Sight

Tokyo

2007

Jun

100% Design

 

Shanghai

2007

Apr

Ideal Home Show

Earl’s Court

london

2007

Jan

OKAYstudio

Passagen

Cologne

 

 

 

 

 

2006

Nov

Talented

Paul Smith

Tokyo

2006

Nov

Miniartexitl

 

Como, Italy

2006

Sep

Super Design Market,

Art Council

London

2006

May

Disturbance, Platform 10, RCA

Great Eastern Hotel

London

2006

Apr

Made by Machine

Royal College of Art

Milan

2006

Apr

Talented

British Council

Milan

 

 

 

 

 

2005

Apr

livingspace

Internos Gallery

Milan

2003

Dec

Japanese Paper Museum

Mino

Japan

2003

Nov

 

Cibone

Tokyo

2003

Sep

About Design

Bezalel Gallery

Tel-Aviv

2002

Apr

Bezalel in Milan

salon satellite

Milan

2001

Oct

Designs, group exhibition

 

Tel-Aviv

2001

Oct

Contemporary Young Design

 

Tel-Aviv

 

Yael Mer

Born 1976 Tel-Aviv
Education:
2007 MA Royal College of Art – Ron Arad’s Design Products Course - Platform 10: Daniel Charny and Roberto Feo
2005 Intensive Pattern Cutting London College of Fashion
2002 BA Bezalel Art and Design Academy Jerusalem
2001 Kunste Academy Stuttgart Germany

Past Experience:
2007/08 Rolf Sachs Studio
2007 Kobold - bags, luggage and accessories design, Xiamen China
2006/07 RCA Innovation & Gifu Invited Designer Programme
2005 – El Ultimo Grito - Internship
2003 Artist in Resident – Mino Paper Project, Japan
2003/04 Campus – Digital Product Design Department

Shay Alkalay

Born 1976 Tel-Aviv
Education:
2006 MA Royal College of Art - Ron Arad’s Design Products Course - Platform 10: Daniel Charny and Roberto Feo
2002 BA Bezalel Art and Design Academy Jerusalem
2001 Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Past Experience:
2007 Kobold - bags, luggage and accessories design, Xiamen China
2006 – El Ultimo Grito – Design Assistance
2002/04 Zehavi Environmental Design Studio Tel-Aviv