As an industrial designer and artist who works exclusively with lighting, light itself is one of my biggest inspirations. In my eyes, it is a material in its own caliber, particularly as we have a symbiotic relationship with it. The way it interacts with all different matters, gives it infinite possibilities. Light has led me down many different paths, allowing me to combine a variety of craftsmanship mediums, including manual metal processing, weaving, glass blowing, and more, to achieve a range of effects.
My Israeli heritage and its diverse culture have taught me that versatility is an avenue to creativity. Built upon a medley of customs from the East and the West; perhaps because in Israelwe don't follow a singular form of tradition, we can more openly embrace the interweaving ways of life. I find great joy and privilege to combine different traditions throughout my work.
Even as the world becomes more digital, I believe we will find comfort in craftsmanship that carries real human emotions. That's what my lighting aims to capture, the human side of everyday objects and how they make us feel.
"Light is the most important thing in interior design because, without it, all other designs have no meaning."
Chen Taoz approaches light as its own material, not merely a vehicle to illuminate but a matter to be manipulated for its lustrous beauty.
Chen Taoz’s works have been exhibited from Tel Aviv to Milan and have been featured in several local publications.
As an industrial designer and artist who works exclusively with lighting, light itself is one of my biggest inspirations.