Designer Spotlight: Ayala Serfaty

By Sklar Furnishings

Featured Designers

July 28, 2015

Ayala Serfaty was born in Tel Aviv, in 1962. After completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem and the Middlesex Polytechnic in London, she settled to work and live in Tel Aviv. In 1993 she set up Aqua Creations Lighting and Furniture Atelier together with her husband Albi Serfaty and to this day remains the sole designer.

We are proud to carry her beautiful lighting line in our store. The lamps are whimsical, organic and sensuous all at the same time. More than just lamps they are true pieces of art and once you see them you will try to find a place in your home to display them. The technical aspects of these pieces is that they are made of treated hand dyed silk from India overlaid on a metal frame. They are all made in Tel Aviv and shipped in specially made crates to the United States. Her early work is influenced by underwater plants and creatures and this is evident in many of the lamps we have on display.

As well as her lights Ayala Serfaty has exhibited for over 20 years in museums and galleries internationally. Her solo shows have included venues such as Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and Museum Beelden Aan Zee, Den Haag, Netherlands. She has participated in group shows in venues including Herzliya Museum of art in Israel, London Design Museum, Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York, Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Design in Nuremberg, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg and Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. Ayala Serfaty’s work is found in the collections of Metropolitan Museum in NY, Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Museum of Arts and Design in NY, Mint Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina, Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

In 2015, commissioned work will be made for Corning Museum of Glass, Maison Gerard Gallery, and private collectors.

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