Haaretz – Israel News – Forget elegance, expect bluntness
A Tiffany lamp made from milk bottles created by Gad Charny; a red table by Sharon Shechter whose peeling Formica serves as a paper holder; a chair made from colored drinking straws by Tal Gur; porcelain and plastic platters by Alon Meron. All these are among the works to be presented by 19 Israeli designers at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York. The curators of the exhibition, which opens on January 27 and runs through April 23, are Ezri Tarazi, the head of the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design’s department of industrial design, and Ellen Lupton, a curator of contemporary design at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York.
When will we see a Jordanian (or Arab) Design exhibition like that?