Sustainable furniture design has been creeping into the Israeli art world over the past few years, with eco friendly furniture being exhibited at Jerusalem’s Design Week recently and other recycled works being displayed at international shows of Israeli design such as the Bezalel Academy student show at Milan Design Week. Entering the local auction market for perhaps the first time though, recycled furniture pieces made by Israeli designers are participating in a sale that will take place at Tiroche Auction House in Herzlia on January 28th. The auction will include pieces created by Junktion Studio, Tal Gur, Adi Zaffran Weisler, Godspeed, Amir Raveh and Pini Leibovich.
The cabinet pictured at the top of this post is a one-of-a-kind piece made by Amir Raveh of Nagarya Studio and is titled Grid. It is fashioned out of a metal grid door and collected parts of old furniture.
Junktion Studio is represented by the Sonol Barrel chair seen above, made out of a discarded metal barrel that was considered industrial waste. This handmade, limited edition piece was fashioned out of the barrel, plywood, sponge and upholstery materials.
RAWtation by Adi Zaffran Weisler (who makes not only recycled furniture but upcycled bullet jewelry) will also be offered at auction (pictured above). The furniture set includes a coffee table and stool made out of raw citrus branches and polyethylene. Both items are limited edition and one-of-a-kind.
Tiroche Auction No. 144 of Israeli and International Art will take place on January 28, 2012. For more information about the auction visit the Tiroche website.
Read more about the designers featured in next week’s auction:
Godspeed Sustainable Design Team Does Pop Up Shop in Jaffa
Plastic Bag Shoes and More Sustainable Design from Israel at Milan Design Week
Adi Zaffran Weisler Makes Upcycled Bullet Jewelry, Not War
Tel Aviv’s Junktion Studio Keeps Inspiring Us to Rethink Our Junk
Tal Gur’s Daily Chair Finds a New Use for Yesterday’s Irrelevant Newspaper