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About Studio Kahn : Mey and Boaz Kahn graduated the Product Design Department at Bezalel Academy. They live and create in Israel. In 2009 they established StudioKahn. The studio designs, develops and manufactures products that lay on the borderline between industrial products and conceptual objects. StudioKahn's products have been recognized, publicized and exhibited worldwide and won several design awards. StudioKahn's main material is casted ceramic. Their works are characterized by clean forms, containing cultural and social statements.
STATEMENT OF ART:
We want our products to surround their users with stories and emotions, hope and fantasies. We believe good design must ask questions about our way of living and suggest new, exciting ways of looking at it”

ORGANIZATION:
Studio Kahn

NON-DESIGN OCCUPATION:
Physicist Industrial production, manufacture, metal

EDUCATION:
2008: Student exchange program, UDK Academy of Art and Design, Berlin, Germany
2005-2009: Bachelor of Design (B.DES) in Industrial Design, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel
2004-2005: Interior Design, HaBait Institute, Tel Aviv, Israel
2004-2005: Touch and Movement Treatment course with anatomy classes, Avi Bahat Institute for Therapists Training, Tel Aviv, Israel
2000-2005: Physicist and project manager at the R&D department in "RED-C Optical Networks Ltd" under Dr. Uri Ghera, Ph.D. CTO & Co-Founder
1997-2000: Bachelor of Science (B.SC) in Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel. Graduated with excellence
1994-1997: Military service; Commanding officer of a field intelligence unit
1987-1993: Alon high school of Arts, plastic art and sculpting department, Ramat HaSharon, Israel

EXPERIENCE:
2013 - today Lecturer at Hacubia – A place for art, Jerusalem
2009 - Today Owner of StudioKahn - a contemporary design studio - together with Mey Kahn, based in Ramot Hashavim, Israel
2010 – 2013 Lecturer at HIT – Holon Institute of Technology, Industrial design department
2000-2005: Physicist and project manager at the R&D department in "RED-C Optical Networks Ltd" under Dr. Uri Ghera, Ph.D. CTO & Co-Founder
1994-1997: Military service; Commanding officer of a field intelligence unit

PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS:
StudioKahn's solo exhibition “From Mold to Fragment” curated by Galit Gaon, Design Museum Holon, Israel 2015

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
• Jan 2015 - Winter salon in the Corten House, by arch. Pitsou Kedem, curated by Keren Bar-Gil, Savion, Israel (with The Dream – coat hanger)
• Nov 2014 - Fresh Design 2 (inside fresh paint 7) – This curated fair is presenting selected projects by leading designer labels. Tel Aviv, Israel (with Goltz Collection )
• May 2014 - Fresh Paint – Special Edition. Selected designers in the prestigious design event, Tel Aviv, Israel (with new items from Herzl Collection)
• Feb 2014 - Haifa Museum of Art – Hot-Cold-Liquid-Solid - 1 year exhibition, Curator: Adi Shelach (with Herzl Collection)
• Dec 2013 - On the Flip Side Exhibition, Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Center, Tel Aviv. Curator: Shlomit Bauman
• Dec 2013 - Jerusalem 4th Design Week – The Center of Design at the Jerusalem Development Authority, Hansen Center, Jerusalem, Israel (with our Herzl Collection)
• May 2013 - Fresh Design 1 (inside fresh paint 6) – The fair is presenting selected projects by leading design labels. Tel Aviv, Israel (with Herzl Collection and Break Before Use Collection)
• May 2013 - Tower of David Museum, Suspicious Objects exhibition – Industrial Design Inspired by Jerusalem. Curator: Tal Gur, Jerusalem, Israel (with Souvenirs for Jerusalem project)
• May 2013 - The 7th Biennale of Israeli Ceramics, Imprinting on Clay: Cultural memory- Manifestations in Contemporary Ceramic. Eretz Israel museum, Tel aviv Curator: Anat Gatenio. (With objects made for the Biannale)
• Nov 2012 - Design Museum Holon in the Design Tide Tokyo, Around A Dinner Table Exhibition, Curator: Galit Gaon, Tokyo, Japan (with Break Before Use salt and pepper set)
• Feb 2012 - Gallery YH4 - our Dominique, The Dream and Ecooler in the permanent collection, Jerusalem, Israel
• Jul - Sep 2011- Design Space Gallery - The Plug in project exhibition Curator: Emmy Shahar, Tel Aviv, Israel
• Oct 2011 - "Dream Objects" exhibition by Sotheby's Israel, curator: Nirit Nelson Tel Aviv, Israel (with Dominique and The Dream)
• Feb - Jun 2011- The Sixth Biennale of Israeli Ceramics: Ceramic Design: Technological Implements, Tel Aviv, Israel. Curator: Shlomit Bauman (with Ecooler Project)
• Nov 2010 - "Time 02" exhibition, Jerusalem, Israel. Curator: Tal Gur (with Souvenirs items)
• Nov 2010 - Incheon Design Fair exhibition and award ceremony, Incheon, Korea (Ecooler project)
• July - Oct 2010 - The Techno-Craft: Hackers, Modders, Fabbers, Tweakers, and Design in the Age of Individuality, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA. Curator: Yves Behar (with Salt and Pepper shaker)
• Oct 2009 - Lodz Design Festival “The non-objective exhibition”, Lodz, Poland. Curator: Marek Cecula (with Salt and Pepper shaker)
• Sep 2009 - 100 Years of Bezalel, Senate Orangerie Du, Paris, France
• Jan 2008 - MACEF Spring Salon by Fiera Milano International, Milan, Italy

AWARDS:
• May 2012 - Material ConneXion - New York: Certificate For Excellence In Material Development for Ecooler Project
• Dec 2010 - Nomination with Ecooler for INDEX: Design to Improve Life Award 2011
• Oct 2010 - 3rd prize for Ecooler, IIDA and Designboom International Competition Green Heart
• Dec 2009 - Dr. Polonsky Award for Excellent Design Work for Metamorphosis
• Jan 2008 - 1st prize for FRAGILE shaker, Macef and Designboom International Competition “Dinning in 2015”

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Hebrew mother tongue
English oral and written, high level

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Image Editing Software (Adobe Photoshop CS3), Web Development Software (Macromedia Flash), 3D modeling and rendering programs (Autodesk 3ds Max 9, SolidWorks), Movie and Music editing programs (Adobe Premier), Windows XP, MS Office Word, Internet

COURSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS::
The ceramic molding cours at StudioKahn, started 2015, this year will be the 12 edition.

COLLECTIONS:
• Oct 2013 - Israeli Knesset purchases the Ecooler tiles for its permanent collection.($750)
• March 2013 - Paris Region Lab and Paris Municipality chose the Ecooler Project for the Efficacité énergétique des bâtiments, Paris France
• Sep 2013 – Omah Side Table is sold to a privet design collector ($2142)
• Feb 2013 – Lipman’s art collectors purchase Dominique (for $4285)
• Feb 2011 – Little Red Riding Hood (Metamorphosis) is sold to a privet art collector ($2980)
• Dec 2010 - Material ConneXion selects Ecooler to its Materials Library
• Dec 2010 - Columbia University purchases the Ecooler to its material library ,Building Technology sequence at GSAPP, New York, USA
• Dec 2009 - The embassy of Israel in France purchases 80 Break Before Use shakers as presents for the embassy's distinguished contacts
• Mar 2009 - participation in Adi Foundation Artists Workshop, a workshop for selected artists from a broad range of visual and performing art, Maale Ha Hamisha, Israel
• Jun 2008 - Bezalel Academy of Art and Design purchases 50 FRAGILE shakers as presents for the academy's distinguished contacts and donors.

WEB SITE:
www.studiokahn.com

PORTFOLIO URL:
www.studiokahn.com

RSS URL:
https://www.facebook.com/studiokahn/

REGISTRATION DATE:
2017-02-24 07:00:20

COUNTRY:
Israel

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

Awards received by Studio Kahn


Herzl Design-Art Ceramic Objects

Golden A' Design Award Winner for Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design Category in 2018
Mey Kahn

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