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"Seeds of Heritage" Exhibition / DESIGN & ART FESTIVAL


Event Details


October 21 (Friday) ~ October 30 (Sunday), 2022

DESIGNART is a word that newly defines things and things that inspire people across design and art, and is the name of the activity itself to transmit and share the splendor. Based on the concept of “Emotions ~ the entrance of emotions ~”, we will provide design & art things and things that bring excitement around the world.

From Israel, Orna Tamir Shestovitz's "Seeds of Heritage" project is participating.

Exhibition period: October 20 (Thu) - October 30 (Sun)

(10:00-18:00/21st only 12:00-18:00)

Location: World Kita-Aoyama Building, 3-5-10 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo

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『Seeds of Heritage』

Seeds of Heritage is an ongoing project created by the Israeli designer Orna Tamir Schestowitz. Orna designed these organically shaped ceramic vessels and superimposed on the manmade object photographic images of the bounty of the Israeli earth.

She carefully curated a series of portraits of herbs, fruits and vegetables rooted in the same soil of which the pottery was made.

The carefully selected and photographed plants were cultivated from heirloom seeds that naturally evolved in the region over generations. Each vessel presents a sample of burgeoning produce originating from the land of Israel, a tribute to the natural cycle of life and a rich agricultural legacy.

No two vessels are alike, their sheer presence, scale and unconventional silhouette instantly draw the observer to have a closer look, perhaps reach out and touch the object.

Orna applied new and innovative techniques for printing on ceramics.

She uses local soil for her pottery and her images enfold the bright light, and long shadows, to frame and formulate the vessels. Orna has transformed the age-old medium of ceramics by an inspired application of modern techniques.

Photographer: Dan perez

Orna Tamir Schestowitz

Orna Tamir Schestowitz is an acclaimed Israeli designer, artist and curator. In 2000, she published an architecture and design book titled Homes with Personal Style. In 2005 she curated the Offering Reconciliation exhibition at the Ramat Gan Museum, bringing together Israeli and Palestinian artists. This exhibition later traveled to the UN headquarters in New York. Her ceramic vessels were exhibited at the Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, in the 2018 show The Goodness of the Land and its Heritage.

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