“My biggest passion is in transformation and movement. I look at both physical transformation and metaphorical transformation, which are the keywords I use to describe my work.”
Dror Benshetrit is a designer with an interdisciplinary practice, Studio Dror, based in New York. Specializing in innovative design projects, the Tel Aviv-born and Eindhoven-educated designer’s work encompasses product design, architecture projects, interior design and art direction.
His design ethos is rooted in the mutable and non-static nature of objects and is driven by the competing needs of our modern lifestyle. In collaboration with experts, Dror conducts thorough research focusing on materials, technology and geometry. His innovative building systems include QuaDror, a ‘‘space-truss geometry’’ that is flexible, sleek and strong enough to apply to table trestles, houses and even bridges. He has worked with Alessi, Boffi, Bombay Sapphire, Cappellini (for whom he designed the iconic Peacock chair, now in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art), Kiehl’s, Levi’s, Lualdi, Maya Romanoff, Marithé + François Girbaud, PUMA, Rosenthal, Yigal Azrouël, Shvo, Swarovski, and Target, for whom he designed a home collection in 2009. His transformative designs for Tumi luggage received extensive coverage worldwide after launching at the International Furniture Fair in Milan in April 2012.
Dror has lectured around the world and received numerous design awards including the GE Plastics Competition “Merging Boundaries,” iF Product Design Award and the Good Design Award. His work is included in the permanent collections of major museums in North America, Europe and the Middle East.