Gastprof. Shay Alkalay (RAW EDGES)

Shay Alkalay co-founded Raw-Edges, the London based design studio together with Yael Mer after graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2007.

Their studio develops Furniture, Products, Limited Edition Pieces, and Space Installations, where they passionately explore experimental production techniques as a means of forging fresh and inventive new design typologies.

Raw-Edges’ approach has led to great collaborations with international companies including Vitra, Louis Vuitton, Mutina, Kvadrat, Moroso, Cappellini, Stella McCartney and Airbnb.

Following their work, the studio was awarded several prestigious awards including the German AW 2020 Designers of the Year, Designers of the Future by Design by Miami/ Basel, Wallpaper* awards and Elle Deco international Design Award and their designs were acquired for the permanent collections at international museums, including the MoMA in New-York, Vitra Design museum and others.