Founded by Shay Alkalay and Yael Mer, Raw Edges is a design studio that was established after its co-founders' graduation from the Royal College of Art (MA Product Design) in 2007. Marrying Mer's talent for transforming two dimensional sheet materials into curvaceous functional forms with Alkalay's explorations of motion, function and reaction, Raw Edges constantly experiments with colour, pattern-making and movement to create furniture and objects. The London-based duo has been recognised by a number of respected organisations and institutes, and Raw Edges has
received numerous awards including The British Council Talented Award, a Wallpaper* Design Award in 2009, an Elle Decoration International Design Award in 2009, and the 2009 Designer of the Future Award from Design Miami/Basel. In 2015, Alkalay teamed up with Established & Sons to develop the 'Stack' series, a thoroughly bespoke and functional collection of storage units that offer a sculptural quality — no doubt a swaying factor for its inclusion in the permanent collection of New York's MoMa.
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