Ohad Benitby Danielle Gorodenzik | 22.10.17
On the seam between art and design is Mishmaacool Studio, founded by Tel Avivian Ohad Benit. Coined as an (un)designer, Benit’s central motivation is to express ideas through concepts. He researches ancient traditions and histories and often creates objects combining surprising mediums.
Benit works intuitively with opposing mediums creating friction. Stress is a series of lamps sparked by the relaxing effects of blowing soap bubbles. The series is made up of glass blown through brass rods. The combination of materials creates unpredictability testing the perseverance and constraints between the glass and brass. The glass takes its own form as is cools down giving each lamp a distinct personality.
His most recent collaboration with Tel Avivian hotel The Vera, opening later this year, incorporates art and interior design. Benit’s large-scale wall artwork greets visitors at the reception combining industrial materials and jazz style. Throughout The Vera, Benit’s custom lamps can be found inspired by the Stress series. Despite their industrial appearance, each light fixture is handmade. Ohad Benit brings experimentation and the perfect imperfections to the world of art and design.
Photo Credit: Itay Benit