David Amar

MA work

Inspired by OuLiPo (workshop of potential literature), my work is concerned with understanding and creating design processes, exploring the way an object can be composed according to defined constraints and given sets of rules and principles.

Aiming to examine new typologies of furniture, I developed my own set of ‘object writing’ tools, simple connection systems used to form objects in various different ways, a simile of the formation and arrangement of words into a well-formed sentence or story. Each set of tools enables a range of possibilities, an open system, adjustable according to different environments and spatial requirements.

Combining industrially manufactured tools with found materials, an experimental process of ‘object writing’ composes new bespoke objects.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Design Products, 2010

  • Inspired by OuLiPo (workshop of potential literature), my work is concerned with understanding and creating design processes, exploring the way an object can be composed according to defined constraints and given sets of rules and principles.

    Aiming to examine new typologies of furniture, I developed my own set of ‘object writing’ tools, simple connection systems used to form objects in various different ways, a simile of the formation and arrangement of words into a well-formed sentence or story. Each set of tools enables a range of possibilities, an open system, adjustable according to different environments and spatial requirements.

    Combining industrially manufactured tools with found materials, an experimental process of ‘object writing’ composes new bespoke objects.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Product Design, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel, 2004; Exchange programme, Product Design, Ecole Nationale Supérieure Création Industrielle, Paris, France, 2002
  • Experience

  • Designer, Affinity: Daniel Charny and Martino Gamper, London, 2007/8; Teaching and design tutor, Avni Institute College for Art and Design, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2006/7; Designer, Tal Gur, Kibbutz Gilgal, Israel, 2006/7; Internship, Arik Levy: L Design, Paris, France, 2002
  • Exhibitions

  • Old Friends New Directions, Sotheby’s, London, 2010; Fragiles, Design Miami/Al-Sabah Art & Design Gallery/Quinze & Milan's Gallery, Miami, FL, USA/Kuwait/Kortrijk, Belgium, 2007-9; Variations (Solo exhibition), Periscope Gallery for Contemporary Design, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2007; In Front Of Your Nose – Seven survival spaces, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2006/7
  • Awards

  • Winner, Clore Bezalel Scholarship, 2008; First prize, Israeli Design Journalists’ Prize for Excellence in Design, 2006; First prize, Furniture design, Furniture in a Box: Rihutim, 2006