Ayala Serfaty has been creating contemporary design pieces since the 90’s, crafting from furniture to Lighting. We selected the best furniture design by Ayla.
Ayala Serfaty was born in Tel Aviv, in 1962. She studied Fine Arts at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. She now works and lives in Tel Aviv. In 1996 she co-founded Aqua Creations Lighting and Furniture Atelier, acting as the atelier’s designer and creative director, until establishing her own art studio.
Her work has been described by scholars as ‘multi-disciplinary,’ as ‘fusion of art, craft, and design,’ as defusing the line between the natural and the abstract. Her approach focuses on ancient traditions, striving to revive their spirit and energies in unorthodox, unexpected, and innovative manner.
Ayala Serfaty became known for her SOMA, handcrafted sculptural lights named after a Greek term that describes the human body. She chose this name to enlighten the poetic qualities of her objects, which largely reveal the levels of abstractions that nature can project. In her recent Series, Rapa, Serfaty creates furniture made of handmade textile, crafting felt out of fibers carefully gathered by her from all over the world. Rapa is not a departure, but rather reconnecting with textile, the materiality that came to inform her work from its very beginning.
Serfaty’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Arts and Design, the Mint Museum, Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Corning Museum of Glass, and Indianapolis Museum of Art.
The designer works are represented by Gallery Maison Gerard that is spreading her work among other unique pieces.