Gili Kuchik & Ran Amitai

Product & Object Design
Award for an emerging designer

“Our studio’s thinking process is based on recognizing that object design was here before us and will be here after us. That is why we see ourselves as a link in the long chain of design evolution, by its very essence, connecting past and future. And this is why our works rely on a profound understanding of the history of design and correspond with past and current design, driven by the aspiration to advance the field, as long as its evolution is entrusted to us, to new and, hopefully, better realms.”
Gilli Kuchik and Ran Amitai established their eponymous studio (formerly Bakery Studio) in 2009, after graduating from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. They believe in design that relies on an experimental and practical process, and progresses through experiencing and playing with materials and technologies. The studio’s projects encompass furniture produced in collaboration with commercial manufacturers in Europe, industrial products, and limited-series items.

Kuchik and Amitai are recipients of the 2021 Edmond de Rothschild Design Award for Emerging Product Designers.