This official collaboration between Yael Mer & Shay Alkalay started after many years of sharing life, thoughts and ideas. Yael’s main focus includes turning two-dimensional sheet materials into curvaceous functional forms, whereas Shay is fascinated by how things move, function and react.
Since their graduation show at the Royal College of Art in 2006, they have received several highly respected awards including The British Council Talented Award, iF Gold Award, Dutch Design Award, Wallpaper* Design Award 2009 and the Elle Decoration International Design Award for best furniture of 2008_09 and awarded as the Designer of the Future for 2009 from Design Miami/ Basel.
Their works have been exhibited internationally and can be found within the permanent collection of the MoMA New-York and other museums. They work for clients including Cappellini, Established & Sons, Kvadrat, Stella McCartney, Arco, Mutina, Lema and in addition, Yael & Shay produce from time to time unique and limited-edition designs and installations within their own studio in London. Their work has been featured in many major design publications and newspapers worldwide.