An inventive Israel furniture company is using graffiti in its designs.Tel Aviv-based Ariel Zuckerman Studio lets young designers create works of art on wooden boards attached to walls in small alleys
Designers Eran Shimshovitz and Ariel Zuckerman of the Ariel Zuckerman Studio in Tel Aviv are working on a project that brings graffiti on the streets to the world of furniture-making.
Their project called Street Capture combines street art and furniture. The designers attach wooden boards to the walls along hidden streets and small alleys – providing anonymous graffiti artists with a clean canvas for them to work on. After the wooden boards have been filled with street art, the designers take them down and bring them back to their workshop. The wooden boards are then used to create functional furniture like drawers, chests, and tables.
Here is how it works:
According to their submission on Designboom, the designers didn’t tell people what the wooden boards were for because they wanted the street art to evolve naturally as if it were any other wall on the streets and allow the street artists to add their work anonymously.
It takes a couple of days or more for the wooden boards to be covered in graffiti art. Sometimes the boards remain untouched the morning after they were installed and sometimes only a few lines were added. The designers wait a few more days before they consider the art on the wooden boards as “complete.”
So far the designers have already been able to create a dresser called “Zerifin 35″ after the street address of the wooden board it was made from, a pair of bedside drawers, and a table from wooden boards they installed on street walls. The project is an ongoing series.