Noam Dover and Michal Cederbaum’s work spans multiple arenas, including furniture, handmade objects, scenography, interior design, graphic design, urban design, theoretical writing, and street art. They frequently collaborate with other artists and designers as well in order to further foster a multidisciplinary dialogue. They are committed to questioning the traditional boundaries between design, crafts, and production, fusing techniques and materials, addressing the cultural origins and baggage of materials and techniques, and creating objects that reveal the processes which brought them to life. For Dover and Cederbaum, design is about expression on the most basic level, and their work is consistently poetic and lyrical.
Canvas; Amphorae; 03, 43 (h) x 22 x 20 cm
Canvas; Amphorae; 03, 37(h) x 23 (diameter) cm
Charcoal; Volumes; 15, 50 (h) x 22 cm
Projects include: Forbidden Lakes (2015), a collection of twelve unique plates depicting silhouettes of lakes in locations the designers found via Google Earth, which they are not allowed to visit for geopolitical reasons, Hacking the Mould, a series of experimental objects cast in stoneware that reflect two contemporary phenomena: hacker culture and maker culture.
The pair has collaborated with theater director Amit Drori on several productions, including stage design for Orlando (2009) and Savanna: A Possible Landscape (2011). They have been awarded first prize for curating the Israeli contribution at the Venice Biennale for Architecture (2007) as well as third prize for the Alix de Rothschild competition for Israeli craft (2012).
Cederbaum and Dover’s work has been presented at several institutions and events across the globe, including Containers, a solo exhibition at Design Miami (2012), Around the Table, Design Museum Holon at Design Tide (Tokyo, 2012), Designing the Middle East, a solo exhibition at 19 Greek Street Gallery (London, 2013), Suspicious Objects at Tower of David Museum (Jerusalem, 2013), Human Made at Elizabeth Leriche Gallery at Maison et Objet (Paris, 2015) and Soft-Crisp-Transparentat Milan Design Week (2016), among others.
@parterre Inner Space Exhibition 2021, picture taken by Tal Nisim