|Inspiring design by Yoav Avinoam|
BIOGRAPHY (copied from website)
Yoav Avinoam was Born (17.2.1980) in Petah Tiqva, Israel. His interest in industrial design is rooted in his childhood passion for cars aesthetics that transformed, later on, to his interest in design. In 2005 after a year of traveling in India, he started his studies at the Bezalel Academy of art and design in Jerusalem. In 2007 he studied for a semester at the Politecnico of Milan. In 2007 he did an internship at leading Israeli designer Ezri Tarazi and in 2009 was hired for a full time job. In 2009 he graduated from Bezalel, for his Graduation project Yoav designed the Shavings stool and coffee table, a series of furniture made by pressing sawdust and resin into a mold. Each piece is unique relying on the inventory of wood shavings and the semi open mold. His work was selected to be in Israel`s Designers of the future exhibition in Tel Aviv. In 2010 Yoav won 3rd place in the Massimo Martini design award “the intelligent hand”, a design competition made in collaboration with MACEF Milan and DesignBoom for his Shavings project. Yoav Avinoam lives and works in Tel-Aviv, Israel.