Magenta – design and manufacturing office + workshopby designspace | 26.08.13
We wrote about Magenta few weeks ago and couldn’t really share yet their design before our last design fair they were part of, Fresh Design. And always felt it was a shame.
As we were wandering the web, we found out they renew their website in a very professional and aesthetic way, featuring at its best their last creations, first exhibited in their solo exhibition at Periscope Gallery.
Israeli designer Ronen Bavli and his team deserves as much attention as any unique creation they are producing. Whether it is a stool, a lamp, hooks or book cases, they frequently work with raw materials, reshaping them into clean sophisticated forms.
All the items are handcrafted, using a wide range of materials and processes of production : concrete flat surface, a light bulb enclosed in a polygon shape, or even old chairs made by Castelli, which have been put out of use and rediscovered is in the basement of Shaare Zedek Medical Center, were awarded a new life.
BUGALA – Lighting fixtures inspired by construction cranes and heavy lifting machines.
Lighting fixtures made of wood and stainless steel
Each Habla is singular and unique. The stainless steel head revolving on it axis provides the Habla with a somewhat human posture. The light source (a 12 V LED light bulb) concealed in its neck and the tubular, open on two sides head, create together a soft roll of light.
A joint project of the studio and workshop members. Old chairs made by Castelli, which have been put out of use and rediscovered is in the basement of Shaare Zedek Medical Center, were awarded a new life. The chairs were dismantled and sorted, metal parts that could be reused were saved and underwent treatments and were repainted. New seats were designed to fit generic legs. The starting point for all the stools was similar at one point in time and then diversified into numerous shapes. Each stool is unique.
“A polygon can be referred to as a plane figure that is bounded by a closed path, composed of a finite sequence of straight line segments”.
Bodies that are parts of the creative process and provide the testing of the tension occurring between spaces and panels. These one of a kind bodies allow for internal playfulness and the creation of a balance of power between themselves.