1. Where were you born and where are you from ?
I was born in Tel Aviv and have been living in Italy since 2008.
2. What is your first memory connected to the art world ?
Dance lessons when I was four years old, Piano lessons when I was six years old.
Crafts course when I was nine ; )
3. Have you always worked in the art/design field ?
Yes. wouldn’t have it any other way.
4. What led you to the design creation ?
As a child, I was surrounded by craftsmanship and design. When I was thirteen years old, I designed my own bedroom. Living in Tel Aviv at that time, I was exposed to local craftspeople, with whom I was able to produce the pieces. I remember it as a grand chalange and satisfaction in the end. Andrenalin at its best!
When I got older, I was undecided whether I wanted to study architecture or design but it was momentary.I am very pleased to have chosen the way of Design.
5. How would you describe your creative process and it influences ?
Intuitive. I draw inspiration from exhibitors such as Isamu Noguchi and at the same time, from random details in nature or in architecture.
I can dream about design ideas, wake up, draw them and sleep again.
On the other side, before creating a collection, even if I have a clear idea of what I want to create, I always make a research whithin the artists and forms I am inspiried from, in order to elaborate further. At the end of the day, the creative process can take time, with a few twists in the road.
6. Could you describe a typical day of your work ?
Funny, there’s no such thing.
E-mails, sending price offers, go to Brianza, where my pieces are made in order to check the process and find technical solutions.
So, if I have time, I’m working out a new collection.
7. Why did you choose the specific materials you work with ?
I think these materials are ingrained in my personal path, in my culture.
Being born and raised in a very desertic country, even Tel Aviv was saved when I was a child.I like to explore tactile materials because it reminds me of when I was a child. Exploration and alchemy are also an exciting part of the creative process, making every collection unique. A manifestation of the path I have gone through.
8. What are the technical particularities of your creations ?
Being architectonic and at the same time sensual and tactile.
I think that “effortless” or nonchalance would be another characteristic of the creations, but they hide numerous technical solutions that allow them to be so.
9. What advices could you give to beginning artists who would like to create sculptural design works ?
Be curious, DARE, look around you, get constantly inspired and have a good amount of self criticism.
10. If your works had to belong to a design movement, in which one would you define it ?
11. What designers have influenced you ?
Carlo Scarpa, Gio Ponti, Ettore Sottsass, Vincenzo de Cotiis, Nanda Vigo, Max Lamb, Faye Toogood, Sabine Marcelis.
12. What contemporary designers do you appreciate ?
Kelly Wearstler, Peter Marino, Vincent Van Duysen, Pierre Yovanovitch, Faye Toogood, Sabine Marcelis, Elisa Ossino.
13. What contemporary artists (in any kind of art) have you been inspired by ?
Isamu Noguchi, John Chamberlain, Giuseppe Penone, Constantin Brâncuși, Antoni Tapies, Lucio Fontana, Alberto Burri, Basquiat, Richard Tuttle, Mario Merz, Frank Stella, Grazie Varisco.
14. If you had to summarize your creations in one word or sentence, what would it be ?
Proust Questionnaire with very short answers (one or a few words) :
(The Proust Questionnaire is a set of questions answered by the French writer Marcel Proust. Other historical figures who have answered confession albums are Oscar Wilde, Karl Marx, Arthur Conan Doyle, Stéphane Mallarmé, Paul Cézanne…)
1. What is your idea of perfect happiness?
2. What is your greatest fear?
3. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
I can get obsessive with details.
4. What is the trait you most deplore in others?
5. Which living person do you most admire?
6. What is your greatest extravagance?
I say what I think
7. What is your current state of mind?
Serene and inspired
8. What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
9. What is the quality you most like in a man ?
Intelligence and sense of humor
10. What is the quality you most like in a woman ?
Intelligence and grace
11. Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
12. Which talent would you most like to have?
Making every second count.
13. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Accepting the fact that things take time, I am getting there.
14. What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Having the opportunity to express myself through my work and being surrounded by amazing people.
15. If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?
16. Where would you most like to live?
Excatly where I am, between Milan and New york.
17. What is your most treasured possession?
Family, friends, Books and an art piece by Antoni Tapies, whom I am inspired from.
18. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
19. What is your favorite occupation?
Various forms of Art making, films, art curation, contemporary dancers.
20. What is your most marked characteristic?
I am a doer.
21. What do you most value in your friends?
22. Who are your favorite writers?
Patti Smith, Yoel Hoffmann, Neruda, Israel Eliraz, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Elsa Morante, José Saramago, and Wasilva Szymborska.
23. Who is your hero of fiction?
24. Which historical figure do you most identify with?
I would love to think that one day when I am old, I could write a book on my life and it would look like Lou Andreas Salomé.
25. Who are your heroes in real life?
26. What are your favorite names?
Andrea for a female and Antoni for male
27. What is it that you most dislike?
Lack of courage
28. What is your greatest regret?
No regrets, as Edith Piaf used to sing.
29. How would you like to die?
Looking back and knowing I did the best I could and did it my way.
30. What is your motto?
The power of thought, live every day as if it was your last.