Asia DESIGN MILANO
Asia Design Milano as part of the Milan Design Week, provides a platform for Asian creativity, embracing contemporary design, art, fashion, and cuisine. The Fuorisalone, realized by Sarpi Bridge - Oriental Design Week and Milano Space Makers, offers a unique opportunity in bridging the gap between the East,
The Middle East, and West by paving the way to a world of cultural and economic possibilities.
The Impossible Story
of Israeli Design
Milan Design Week - April 2019
ASIA DESIGN MILANO presents, in Milan Design Week, the driving force behind Israel’s design and technology by linking it to its rich heritage entrenched in tradition and multicultural influences.
The Israeli exhibition presents a glimpse to a new generation of Israeli artists and designers, with fresh and innovative designs that explore contemporary society through traditional artistry, cultural diversity, hybrid design and technological developments pervading society.
The historic plight of the Jews and the issues facing the complex, modern day Israel has given rise to a vibrant and eclectic culture, rich in art and design. The conflicts and challenges that makeup Israeli society offer a source of creativity to which the Israeli artist embraces, confronts and questions, raising issues pertaining to ingrained conventions, preconceived notions, values, origins and prejudices. Under the circumstances, the Israeli drive to overcome obstacles and break new ground has given rise to an extraordinary creative hub, in which the impossible becomes possible.
Dan Moukatel, better known as Dani Mou, is the Israeli exhibition co-curator, in collaboration with ASIA DESIGN MILANO.
Described as an Israeli, Middle Eastern, Kabbalist, entrepreneur, Dan is ambitious, with a bit of chutzpah, who loves, and values his country.
Since graduating from Shenkar College of Engineering, Design & Art in 2013, Dan has worked as an art director and brand designer, with his rich designs exhibited in MOMA, New York, the Berlin Jewish Museum and Jerusalem’s Design Week. As the visual designer of ‘ARISA’, a Middle-Eastern style gay group, Dan has collaborated and designed for Israeli celebrities such as Sarit Hadad, Eyal Golan, and Dana International.
Dan designs collages, installations and patterns that “mash together and celebrate Middle Eastern culture and tradition, mixed with pop culture, nature, and kitsch”. He is averse to minimalist works that are “in fashion” and applauds designs that express cultural authenticity and incorporate great detail, since “MORE IS MORE! “
Dan is ranked 21 out of the 60 most promising and inspiring designers in the world by Jayce-o-Yesta.