GAL GAON (Israeli, b.1967)
Pebble Bench, 2017
Hand curved natural oak and palisander
118" L x 23.5" W x 14" H
Israeli architect and designer Gal Gaon’s Pebble Series includes custom tables desks, benches, and stools that marry the fields of art and design. His multi-disciplinary artistic philosophy is reflected through the anomalies within his work: he appreciates edgy aesthetics while his works are clean and sleek; the wood he selects is built to emphasize its differences – stark ebonized wood next to light panels, or wood grains oriented in conflicting patterns. Gaon’s agenda is to fully integrate the worlds of art and design. His works are fully designed and manufactured in Israel.
Gal Gaon received his degree in architecture from Bezalel, Jerusalem and an EMBA from Tel Aviv University. He currently serves as the head of the interior design department at the Holon Academic Institute of Technology with architect Nini Warshavsky. Coming from a family of creatives, Gaon continues his familial legacy; his father, Isaaca, founded the Department of Design and Architecture at the Israel Museum and was its curator for nearly 30 years; Gaon’s mother and sisters are all also involved in the art world.