Jaim Telias @ Milan Design Week 2011

Jaim Telias @ Milan Design Week 2011

Jaim Telias will be showing amongst other items at Designers Block, his modular lamp Ale – a  folded wood veneer pendant lamp at Promise Design during the Fair.

Says Telias, “A golden foliage of wood leaves composes a mysterious lamp. Each leaf (unit) can be tied and untied one to an other as to create your custom shaped Alè.”


The Work is a review of the Christian Andersen Fairy Tale “The Emperor’s New Clothes” ..  “…Once upon a time, was a designer that want to create the most beautiful chair in the world, so beautiful that only true designers could see…”  …..    “Are You a True Designer ?” 

Jaim Telias

Jaim Telias has lived between Chile and Israel until he was eighteen years old. He graduated at Industrial Design in Jerusalem and in 2006 he won a master degree in Interior Architecture at the IED (European Institute of Design) in Rome; since then he has been living in Italy.

Between 2007 and 2009 he collaborated with Massimiliano Fuksas in several design and interior projects. Among which Carolina, Poltrona Frau long chair, the interior of Benetton Palace in Rome and the Armani/5th Avenue staircase in NY.

In 2009 he’s started teaching at IED as lecturer at Interior design department and he established Jaim Telias studio as well.

His recent work has focused on developing prototypes that are able to determine flexible structures and simple shapes, as to allow people to interact with them.

In this sense, materials are decisive elements of the project, and his research is deeply based on new experimentations and original solutions. With their own character, his products are simple and minimalist, with a clever twist.


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