tel aviv: gathering

© design museum holon / photography: itay benit

in today's industrialised modern society mass production and consumption has not only erased the human scope, but also the necessary perimeters to safeguard sustainability and thus the future of our planet. many in the global creative community have shown a disdain for a boring global market coupled with a fear of the virtualisation of society, and this has inspired them to create work that is linked to the humanisation of the making process and the contextualisation of a more responsible lifestyle. as a result, craft has become one of the major movements of our time and can be understood as the repetition of skills that belong to our common past, exuding a sense of belonging and continuity. currently on at design museum holon in suburban tel aviv is gathering - from domestic craft to contemporary process, an exhibition curated by li edelkoort and philip fimmano.

ths interesting show presents contemporary design themes that reflect traditional domestic crafts - think pleating, draping, layering, ribboning, smocking, wrapping, folding, needlework, felting, quilting, and yes, even baking - in an effort to remain connected to authenticity. but the show has an interesting catch, as the showcased work is by designers who've applied nifty new technologies and techniques to make bold creative statements that add to the existing design idiom. a special section of the exhibition explores issey miyake's 132 5. women's collection. presented at the exhibition are works by some of the planet's top creative talents, including patricia urquiola, tord boontje, erwan + ronan bouroullec, tokujin yoshioka and fredrikson stallard [on through oct 25]. location: 8 derech pinhas eilon [holon].

© design museum holon / photography: itay benit