The Dream
The Dream
The Dream

In collaboration with StudioKahn

A coat hanger made from wood and ceramic knobs.
Part of the WOM project.

The Dream is a combination of two archetypes, an innuendo to a biblical narrative.
It was first displayed in Sotheby's DREAM OBJECTS exhibition.

The Dream

This coat hanger is part of the WOM project – collaboration between Sholi Strauss and StudioKahn.

StudioKahn specialize in usually small ceramic products. Boaz and May Kahn have a clean and minimalist, yet humoristic design.
It is the humor that is the line connecting StudioKhan’s ceramics with Sholi Strauss’s big, passionate woodwork design.

A framework was made for the collaboration: Studiokahn makes ceramic objects and passes them to Sholi Strauss, Sholi Strauss makes wooden objects and passes them to StudioKahn.
The correspondence between the studios is a “blind correspondence” every studio takes on the design where it was left by its predecessor. The final outcome is a surprise for both sides, enabling each studio to take its taste and talent to the max without “being thoughtful” towards the other side, and still resulting in a complete cohesive object.
The furniture made for WOM , tell stories. The stories are not verbal; they are associative fragments, historic quotes from non existing cultures passed on by unreliable witnesses.

The hard durability of the wood meets the fragile gentleness of the ceramic. This connection, combined with the different styles of the designers, creates a unique, new and exciting language.

The Dream was first displayed at a Sotheby’s exhibition “Dream Objects”

Read a Hebrew article about the exhibition

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