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The Covet Foundation had the opportunity to do an exclusive interview with the talented designer and master artisan dedicated to glassworks: Ayala Serfaty, one of the artists supported by the outstanding BSL Gallerie.

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Soma at Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 2008. Made of glass rods and polymer membrane. Since the 1990’s, Ayala Serfaty built a unique path in the world of contemporary design, creating and crafting conceptual lights and furniture. Her art pieces are described by scholars as “multi-disciplinary”, a “fusion of art, craft, and design”, the vanishing of the line between the natural and the abstract. Photo: ©Ayala Serfaty

When asked about the art piece she was most proud of from all the ones she created so far, Ayala said: “I think I am mostly proud of “Soma Installation” presented in Tel Aviv Museum of Art in 2008. It also travelled to Beelden Aan Zee Sculpture Museum and Design Museum London during 2009-2010. This large-scale work was free of boundaries and complete. The work included  the entire space – walls, floors, and entrance as well as the central sculpture. The presentation was a total experience.”

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Soma at Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 2008. Photo: ©Ayala Serfaty

She then revealed her latest projects, her new pride and joy: “My latest pieces are floor lamps, called “Nuraya” and “Chaga”. Both pieces are part of a new Series I am working on. At the moment a chandelier of this Series is being developed and made. These pieces are made of new materials I added recently to my vocabulary, it is an exciting research.”

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“Chaga” Floor Light (2018). Made of glass rods, polymer membrane and mixed media. Photo: ©Ayala Serfaty

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“Chaga”‘s Detail. Photo: ©Ayala Serfaty

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“Nuraya” (2018). Made of glass rods, polymer membrane and mixed media. Photo: ©Ayala Serfaty

Before saying goodbye, Ayala invited us to her next showcase: “In May I will show another first of its kind – textile work called “Sankara”. It will be shown as part of the Venice Bianalle in a female group show called “Behind the Veil”. We truly can’t miss it and neither should you!

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“Sankara” (2019). Made of bespoke, hand-felted wool, linen and silk. Photo: ©Ayala Serfaty

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“Sankara”‘s Detail. Photo: ©Ayala Serfaty

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