Vase of Phases
THe Vase of Phases highlights the beauty of experience and reflects Dror Benshetrit’s ruminations on the ideas of purity, damage, and transformation. The porcelain vases are cast from molds created from three smashed originals.
Dror Benshetrit studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven and founded Studio Dror in New York in 2002. His focus is on innovation in design, technology, and the unusual use of materials. An element of variable movement is often integrated into his projects, whether an expandable hard-case travel bag for Tumi or a modular shelving system for Target. in 2006 Benshetrit developed a new structural support system made up of interlocking l-shaped pieces. Titled Quadror, it can be configured into anything from furniture to bridges to buildings. Dror’s awards include the iF Product design award (2006) and the Good Design Award from the Japan Institute of Design Promotion (2008 and 2010). His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan museum of Art and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, the Eretz Israel Museum in Tel Aviv, and the Staatliches Museum in Munich.