Wine Therapy: Child’s play

Yaron Loubaton is the improbable designer behind some of the most advanced military machines – and innovative children’s toys.

Designer Yaron Loubaton (right) raises his glass with chef Moti Ahana (left) and interviewer Asaf Finkelstein. (photo credit: ILLUSTRATIVE: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
Designer Yaron Loubaton (right) raises his glass with chef Moti Ahana (left) and interviewer Asaf Finkelstein.
(photo credit: ILLUSTRATIVE: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
How many people do you know that actually get to do what they love for a living? How many of those people get to take their two favorite hobbies and combine them?
Meet Yaron Loubaton, 43, a graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design’s Industrial Design Department, and a much sought-after international designer. His daily schedule integrates two of the most conflicting ideas there could be in the world: designing battlefield weapons – such as operational vehicles for militaries throughout the world – and designing children’s toys marketed internationally.
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