Living on the Edge

Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay are the designers behind the acclaimed Raw Edges Design Studio, London, bringing creativity and innovation to the international design scene.

In 2007, one of their well-known products, Stacks, was exhibited in the London Design Week. The design, an unconventional asymmetrical chest of drawers, attracted the attention of the owner of Established & Sons. Then a short time later Mer and Alkalay were exhibiting their design in the heart of the Milan Design Week (2008) where they experienced exceptional media coverage and international recognition.

Academy of Arts and Design
Their work incorporates advanced technology, giving them the freedom to turn two-dimensional sheet materials into curvaceous functional forms, and to move objects around, making them react to the different spaces. The results are playful yet minimalistic installations, bringing a unique voice to the design scene.

'Islands' is yet another link in the chain of Raw Edges' surprising yet functional creations, offering a new outlook on interior design, specifically of the kitchen, by using Caesarstone worktops as a key element in the heart of the home; Cabinets, apparatus and storage areas, traditionally resting on top and around the surface in the kitchen, have organically assimilated into newly assigned designation spaces in 'Islands'. The interactive installation, focusing on the many pleasures of wining and dining, will be exhibited at the Milan Design Week, April 8-13, 2014.