Omar Arbel

Posted by Suzi | April 27, 2012

For me, the best interiors remind people that life is beautiful and extraordinary. Israeli architect and designer, Omar Arbel’s, poetic work does just that- hence why he’s up there on my wish-list of designers to work with.

In 2003, at the meek age of 27, Wallpaper* Magazine named him one of the “15 up-and-coming designers of our generation”  Fast-forward 9 years and as well as snagging the coolest job ever -literally- designing the 2010 Winter Olympic gold medal (bottom left), he now owns two companies. Omer Arbel Office (OAO), which is engaged in architecture, design, sculpting and materials research and the contemporary design firm Bocci (where he is a Partner and Artistic Director).

“I studied architecture and envisaged life as an architect, but I quickly realized that my approach to architecture is through objects, by making things with my hands” he says, explaining why his work transcends conventional boundaries.

“It is easy to fall into a subconscious acceptance of the patterns of working and making. Instead, in all our projects, we try to investigate process and break through predictable patterns of methodology.  By focusing on the process,rather than on an end result, we often stumble upon great discoveries, and often these discoveries become the foundation around which we build a project.”



Read more: www.omerarbel.com



  1. I’m extremely impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Either way keep up the nice quality writing, it’s rare to see a great blog like this one these days..

    Comment by Bobby Balcom — June 17, 2012 #

  2. Thank you Bobby! And, no, nothing on here is a paid theme, all content is mine. Keep in touch xx

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