Doing Design: The world is his oyster

Designer Jaim Telias has traveled all around the world, but his biggest influence is always his daughter.

July 2, 2012 16:51
Jaim Telias

Jaim Telias. (photo credit: Manuela Giusto)


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Einat Kayless Argaman founded DesignBreak in 2009 and since then has gained a large community of daily readers celebrating the design scene in Israel and beyond.

It seams like Jaim Telias is always on the go. From Chile, to Israel to Italy, this energetic guy knows exactly how to seize each moment and wherever he goes, he does his best to leave an industrially designed mark.

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As a curious person, Jaim observes his everyday surroundings and that’s when his design process begins to spread its wings. In the Boolean Plates, he plays with boundaries in order to create new forms and compositions. In El Castillo, a fantasy piece of furniture, he plays with the boundaries of reality and space. In Alè, a foliage wooden lamp, he ties and unties each leaf as to create his own custom shaped Alè. In Alef, a bent vase, he plays with balance and relations. In Caramelos, he plays with the structure of candy. Whether it’s a piece of furniture, a light fixture or just an ornament, it doesn’t hurt to have an exotic Hebrew or Spanish title to add to the mystery. And to think that most of his ideas came to mind, while in the shower.

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