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Design in 5
Drinks with a Designer: Dror

Monday, October 17, 2011
7:00 p.m.
225 West 39th Street, 6th Floor

This program is sold out.  If you would like to be added to a wait list, please email anderson@archleague.org.

Join the New York studio, Dror, for a discussion of the firm’s interdisciplinary approach to innovative design, encompassing product design, architecture projects, interior design, and art direction. Conversation with designer Dror Benshetrit and staff will continue over drinks in the studio.

Dror’s QuaDror “space truss geometry” is a structural support system made of L-shaped interlocking forms, which while light, mobile, and flexible, remain exceedingly strong. The design innovation has been applied to a wide-range of uses and applications, including art installations, dividing walls, trestles, highway barriers, and emergency shelters.

Dror Benshetrit received his education at the Eindhoven Design Academy in Holland. Dror’s work has been described by Aric Chen as embodying “the complexity of the manifold meanings and uses that intersect at a single object. Rooted in a rigorous approach and methodology of movement, every project is driven with the desire to unleash the mutable and non-static nature of objects.” Clients include Alessi, Bentley, Boffi, Bombay Sapphire, Cappellini, Kiehl’s, Levi’s, Lualdi, Material ConneXion, Maya Romanoff, Marithé + François Girbaud, Puma, Rosenthal, Skins Footwear, Yigal Azrouël, Shvo, Swarovski, and Target. Awards include the GE Plastics Competition “Merging Boundaries” (2001), iF Product Design Award (2006), and the Good Design Award (2008, 2010).

Drinks with a Designer is open to all young designers roughly five years or less out of school or under 35; whether you are a graphic, industrial, or fashion designer, an artist or architect, Design in 5 invites you to attend. Reservations are required as space is limited: email Anderson@archleague.org to reserve and receive more information. The program is free for Architectural League members and $5 for non-members.

Design in 5 is a group of the Architectural League of New York, formed for designers of all disciplines 5 years or less out of school or under 35. Design in 5 responds to this youngest group of designers, providing unique opportunities and activities for exchanging ideas across disciplines, fostering camaraderie, and above all, having fun.