By experimenting with advanced design and production technologies, the Israeli-born, London-based designer Assa Ashuach (1969-) redefines both the form and function of everyday products and furniture, while developing a surreal new design aesthetic.
Looking like the complex curves spiralling across our computer screens, Assa Ashuach’s surreal OMI.mgx lamp is the product of his experiments with selective laser sintering technology. Made from a single piece of nylon, it diffuses light so finely that, from a distance, it seems solid. On closer inspection, the lamp is revealed to be an intricate sequence of nylon ripples cut so precisely that they can be bent and twisted into improbable shapes.
Assa was invited to show at the design museum tank over london design week and frieze art fair. for the full interview with former design museum director Alice Rawsthorn link to www.designmuseum.org/design/assa-ashuach