Studio Davka presents a collections of vases at the TLV Biennale of Crafts & Design 2020.
Studio DAVKA: Gily Ilan (b. 1988); Nadav Rauchwerger (b. 1989)
Materials: Porcelain; slip-casting, wheel-throwing, underglaze
This huge exhibition seeks to draw an up-to-date picture of the intersecting worlds of craft and design in Israel - with an emphasis on ceramics, glass, jewelry design, textile and paper. The Biennale, which extends throughout the museum's various exhibition spaces, permanent displays and outdoor sites - presents the various fields intertwined for the first time in a large-scale exhibition.
About the work -
Originally developed to camouflage imperfections by turning them into intentional decorative elements, the chattering technique, produces textured surfaces while its use raises questions about the production process and the final product. The spontaneous action undertaken by Gily Ilan and Nadav Rauchwerger versus the time-consuming and meticulous craft.
The tension and discourse created by the special decorations of "Studio Davka" and their prominent vases, created an encounter between contemporary and traditional design that created an observation of a familiar collection with some innovative and mesmerising twist. And so "Studio Davka" presented the "Shiver" collection and gained excellent exposure and recognition for their unique handmade and the special ceramic vessels they chose to display.
You can find their pieces and other designs in similar techniques on their website. Vases ,coffee and tea cups, serving plates, serving bowls and other table and home decor items.
Deputy Director, Chief Curator, Founder of the Biennale: Dr. Debby Hershman
Chief Curators: Henrietta Eliezer Brunner, Yuval Saar
Deputy Curators: Nir Harmat, Merav Rahat, Liora Rosin
Exhibition Design: Studio de Lange (Chanan de Lange)
Graphic Design: The League
Exhibition Installation: OBA Studio (Omri Ben Artzi)
Main photo: Hadar Saifan © MUSA, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv