The Market.tlv gathering in Tel Aviv is the event where the local new talent - local designers and creators - meets. The fall market presented the works of notable up-and-coming textile and jewellery designers, florists, artists, illustrators, and other creative artists. We eagerly took part and here's six designers we discovered and became absolutely smitten with.
Words: Meri Frig
Talale’s is a beautiful eco-friendly designer brand of hand-sculpted wooden jewellery. Tal Amdadi, the charming young designer behind the brand, calls her designs 'wooden stones': she carves the wood pieces into symmetrical geometric shapes found in architecture and in nature. The jewellery has an elegant, natural, and timeless appearance. Materials include different types of wood, such as maple, walnut, cherry, and oak, as well as natural-coloured gemstones. The textures and shades created by nature add to the unique, beautiful look of the handcrafted pieces.
The wooden pieces were first collected from the workshops at the Holon Institute of Technology where Tal studied interior design, now they are retrieved from local carpentry factories and are therefore recycled. The Talale’s studio is located in Florentine, the bohemian neighborhood of Tel Aviv where some of the best local artists and designers have found their home.
NAMCA home décor studio, by Naama Caspi, creates handcrafted modern macramé wall hangings and plant hangers made of driftwood, cotton rope, and golden string. Naama studied textile design and weaving in the Shenkar College of Design, and learned additional traditional weaving methods and techniques traveling around the world in countries such as Argentina, Peru, Chile, Bolivia, and Spain.
While the style can be described as bohemian chic, the designs follow principles such as “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” and “it’s all about the details – not only in design but in life in general.”
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The SuitCaseWorkshop designs and creates upcycled handmade home décor and accessories. Items include Sunset in a Bottle, a lamp made of glass bottles and oak, and tiny vases made of test tubes and hard wood that the designer couple calls Kisses. All items are assembled and created from existing local materials.
Leli jewellery design consists of pretty and playful items, from Karen Walking a Beagle brooch to Neomi Holding a Balloon necklace. All items are handmade with love by the young designer Yael Gershon.
Organic, eco-friendly LeStoff is the perfect bath and travel item, a beach towel or a picnic blanket, pet blanket, spa companion, baby wrap, and/or a workout towel that can maybe fit into your pocket. You can wrap it around you on a cooler summer night or use it as a Savasana blanket in the end of your yoga practice.
Petitzen organic children’s clothes are handmade with love for children ages 2-8. The eco-chic line consists of unisex items from muslin rompers to harem pants, as well as organically-dyed girly bubble skirts. Petitzen promotes natural childhood, slow living, and the simple little things.