Tal Erez is a designer and design researcher focusing on socio-political and economic transformations in face of technological and policy changes. He has worked and was shown internationally.
He has presented projects globally with the Israeli pavilion exhibition at the venice architecture biennale (Aircraft Carrier, 2012-13) and with companies and institutions such as Droog Design (Design for download, 2011, 2013), EventArchitectuur (Spaces, 2010), Z33, house for contemporary art and design (The Machine, 2012; Design beyond production, 2013) and Jerusalem Season of Culture (Point of view, 2013) among others. Erez was the curator of the the exhibition Plastic: Promises of a home made future presented at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam January-April 2015 were he is also a research fellow. His work has been shown in numerous international magazines.
His studio Design Related is involved in numerous research and curatorial projects and offers product and exhibition design services, among others to the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, and the Tel Aviv Museum of art and Haifa Museum of technology.
Tal holds degrees from Holon Institute of Technology and the Design Academy Eindhoven (Cum Laude). He teaches design in Hadassah college and in Bezalel academy’s design Masters program in Jerusalem.
2008-2010: Masters Degree Cum Laude (with honors), Conceptual design (M.Design), IM Masters program, Design Academy Eindhoven.
2003-2007: Bachelor degree, industrial design (B.Science), H.I.T (Holon Institute of Technology), Holon, Israel.
2010-today: Owner, Tal Erez: Design related, Utrecht, NL / Tel Aviv, Israel
Tal Erez:Design related is an independant design office engaged in research projects, curation, exhibition and product design.
2014-today: Fellow at het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, Israel
2014-today: Design mentor, Masters of design, Bezalel Academy
2011-today: Mentor, Industrial design department, Haddasah college, Jerusalem
2013-2014: Design Mentor, Interior design department, College of Management, Rishon Lezion, IL
2012-2015: project specific research position at Design Museum Holon
2011-2013: Coordinator, Integrated design Masters program, HIT, Holon institute of technology
2010-2012: Member of the Ant hill collective, based in NL
The collective curates and designs exhibitions and intiates projects, while also is working on a buisness program to formulate itself under the brand “SuperOrganism”, which focuses on the relationship of design with the political, social, economic and environmental situations around it. Its first action was the launch of the “SuperOrganism” exhibition/shop during Dutch Design Week 2010, Eindhoven, NL.
2009-2012: Collaborative design work with EventArchitectuur, design and architecture office, Amsterdam, NL.
Various product design projects in collaboration with design office “Eventarchitectuur” (Involved in all stages – Concept, Design, Graphic concept, Models and manufacturing), including billboard installations for Utrecht Manifest 2009, and the “spaces” furniture system, which was presented in Milan 2010 and at “Vivid” gallery Rotterdam. Currently Heading the “design for download” project for Droog design’s new downloadable design platform, including four new products, tools and events exploring design through digital media, focused on the interior. To be launched at the Milan furniture fair, 13-17, April, 2011.
2008-2009: Part time design work at studio Samira Boon, design studio, Amsterdam, NL.
Work on different projects at different stages, including extensive design work on children’s furniture for Japanese manufacturers, currently in model stage.
2007-2008 (10 months): Graphic designer at “Mccann Erickson” advertising agency, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2007-2008: Partner at “++design” design studio, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Partner and co-founder of a design studio providing freelance services in industrial design to studios, factories and private entrepreneurs. The studio also initiated, manufactured and sold products in houseware, consumer products and fashion. 2006-2007 (13 months):
Writing and editing:
2011: Writer, “Design and the public interior”, “Bezalel papers on architecture”, Issue #1, Feb 2011.
2010: Writer, “Design 2.0″, “Damn” magazine issue #27, Jan/Feb 2011. Dealing with an appearance of a new consumer.
2010: Writer, “Degrees of design”, “Frame” magazine issue #78, Jan/Feb 2011. Dealing with an appearance of a new consumer.
2010: Conceptualization of IM Masters program Newsletter. With Tom Tack, for program head Gijs Bakker.
2009: Co-editor of “Source 05″. With Louise Schouwenberg. Jap Sam books & Design Academy Eindhoven. Publication of the masters department
2009: writer, “Designed as Isreal”. published on “Source 05″, 2010. Dealing with Israel as a designed state.
2009: member of the conceptual team for the design academy Masters program website (launched 2010).
2015: “Urban Shade”, Research and content management for Design museum Holon’s exhibition and international competition.
2015: “Plastic: Promises of a home-made future”, Research and curation of the third exhibition in the series “Materials and things”, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, NL.
2013: Solo exhibition of the project “Point Of View”, Jerusalem, IL. “As artist of the season” of the Jerusalem Season of Culture.
2013: Group exhibition “Design Beyond Production”, Milan, IT. Presenting the installation “Band A Part”. Gallery Z33, Curator Karen Verschooren.
2013: Group exhibition “Online/Offline”, Holon, IL. Presenting the project “Instances” designed in collaboration with studio Designest.
2013: “Channelling Culture/Channel/Kanaal 2013BCH”, Helmond, NL. Presenting the installation “(waiting for) the people”.
2013: “Aircraft Carrier” at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, IL. Presenting 30 small series designs for the “merchandise shop”.
2012: “The Machine – Designing a new industrial revolution” curated by Jan Boelen, Rotterdam, NL. Presenting “(waiting for) The People” Installation.
2012: “Aircraft Carrier”, Israeli Pavilion at 13th Architecture biennale, Venice, Italy. Presenting 30 small series designs for the “merchandise shop”.
2012: “The Machine – Designing a new industrial revolution” curated by Jan Boelen, Genk, Belgium. Presenting “(waiting for) The People” Installation.
2011: “Mass – 10 designers on method, material and manufacturing”, Dutch design week 2011, Eindhoven, NL. presenting the “Instances” project in collaboration with Oded Lahav.
2011: “Design for download”, Droog Design, Salon/1, Amsterdam, NL. Presenting 4 programmable products In collaboration with EventArchitectuur.
2011: “Design for download”, Droog Design, Milan Furniture fair, Milan, Italy. Presenting 4 programmable products In collaboration with EventArchitectuur.
2010: “SuperOrganism” Exhibition/shop. Dutch Design week 2010, Eindhoven, NL. Co curator and designer, while also presenting the Hanji Vase, designed with Kwak Chulan.
2010: “Spaces” furniture system with Eventarchitectuur, “Vivid” gallery, Rotterdam, NL. Shared exhibition with KesselsKramer
2010: “Spaces” furniture system with Eventarchitectuur, Tutto Bene, Milan furniture fair, Milan, Italy.
2010: “Spaces” at “OBJECT” Rotterrdam, Rotterdam, NL
2005: “Electra” air conditioning’s “Future Climate”, Group exhibition and competition, Ramat Gan museum, Ramat Gan, Israel.
2004: “Rihootim 2004″, Furniture exhibition and competition, Tel Aviv Exhibitions and conventions center, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2003: Group exhibition, “Studio Oman” gallery, Hadera, Israel.
2001: Group exhibition, “Studio Oman” gallery, Hadera, Israel.
1999: Group exhibition, “Studio Oman” gallery, Hadera, Israel.