This official collaboration between Yael Mer & Shay Alkalay started after many years of sharing life, thoughts, ideas and everything in-between. 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 just recently the Designer of the Future Award for 2009 from Design Miami/ Basel.
The Head Hand Bag enables its (females) users to experience a sense of victory without the need for violent action. This project explores the ability to translate an object into a story and a story into a product. The biblical story about Judith and Holofernes and its visual representation from the Renaissance were inspiration for the design of the bag.
The perfect handbag for a first date – just to set the right tone for any future relationship.