tzuri-portrait-bio

Points clefs :

1996

Graduates from Shenkar College, Ramat Gan (Israel) with a degree in design and textile engineering

1997

Makes decisive encounter with Li Edelkoort in Paris

1998

First collaboration in Haute Couture with Thierry Mugler

2005

Applies for a patent for “injection of polymers into openwork materials”

2006

Launches his brand, Silka Design, a line of jewelry/accessories based on the new patent

2009

Wins the Grand Prix de la Création de la Ville de Paris

2010

SI51, one-man exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum of Modern Art

2011

Opens his own Workshop-Gallery in Paris


Video links
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJGA61XuxNk


Tzuri Gueta and his adventure in design

Designer, artist, craftsman, scientist, explorer, Tzuri Gueta is a hard man to label.

After earning a degree in textile engineering at Shenkar College in Israel, Tzuri Gueta arrived in Paris in 1996 and went to work for Trend Union, a trend forecasting agency founded by the legendary priestess of style Li Edelkoort.
Then he met Thierry Mugler. It was the first step on the way to success and a real interchange developed between the two men. Since then, there have been many fruitful collaborative projects with the Haute Couture industry including the fashion houses of Christian Lacroix, Jean Paul Gaultier, Givenchy, Dior and Armani.

At the same time Gueta pursued his quest for material. One encounter was to prove particularly decisive: silicone. It quickly became his material of choice. He invented a technique that he called “lace fed with silicone” and took out a patent for the method. Spurred on by this impetus, he founded a company, Silka Design, and began to produce his own line of jewelry made of a mixture of textile and silicone. These pieces were imbued with such an innovative spirit that they almost immediately won over designers at the vanguard of fashion as well as venues dedicated to artistic creation, such as the Printemps du Design boutique at the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the MoMA store in New York.

But the sensitive, organic and futuristic world of Tzuri Gueta is not restricted to textiles and fashion. The multi-faceted artist’s explorations in design earned him the Grand Prix de la Création awarded by the City of Paris; and the adventure continued into the territory of art with a one-man exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum of Modern Art.

The latest of Tzuri Gueta’s many hats to date is that of gallery owner. To celebrate his tenth year in France, Gueta is opening his own workshop cum gallery under the arches of the Viaduc des Arts – a prestigious place that is sure to continue to spark enthusiasm.