Tel Aviv’s Design Revolution
Published: September 2010
By David Kaufman
High-concept industrial shops, single-artist showrooms, and expertly curated furniture boutiques are popping up across the city.
At Israeli artist Ayala Serfaty’s just-opened Aqua Creations Showroom, you’ll find a selection of ottomans and chairs covered in velvet or Lycra and in organic shapes—bubbles; poufs.
Housed in a former train station, Made in TLV stocks a sleek range of design books, tabletop pieces, candles, and photographs.
In the emerging Noga district, Rose & Bloom sells funky housewares, including signature “lamp dresses”—lights covered in Mondrian-inspired frock-shaped mylar paper shells.
Vintage hunters will swoon over Retro TLV, a spacious boutique filled with restored furniture by Midcentury masters, including Eames, Nelson, and Aalto. Don’t miss the 1950’s-era Israeli items—from Hebrew-language globes to kibbutz-style chairs.
Talents Design showcases works by such up-and-coming Israeli designers as Dor Carmon. Best finds: orchid-shaped couches and earthy stone tables.
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