Dichroic side table, Rona Koblenz Measures: 49 x 50 x 30 cm ''A spectrum (plural spectra or spectrums) is a condition that is not limited to a specific set of values but can vary infinitely within a continuum''. - Rona Meyuchas-Koblenz is inspired by reflection and refraction, absorbent and repellent. The studio’s continuous interest to create a timeless dialogue from past to future through presently active living, has been expressed in its current work, ‘Spectra’, using Dichroic finished glass as a dominant material. The environment we live in is affected by a spectrum of different conditions. Kukka chose to use Dichroic glass to help express the significant conditions affected by light and time, reflection and refraction. Similar to the social behavior expressed through social media channels and the internet: absorbing and repelling, yet the glass, a modern material used since the Roman empire, has its own structural, solid properties. The quartz is an abundant mineral in earth. The slabs are solid, reflecting physical, stable and timeless design. ''I am particularly interested to create timeless design by using simple geometry and basic materials . The dialogue between the two is expressed in Spectra'' - Rona Meyuchas-Koblenz Rona Meyuchas-Koblenz Born in Tel-Aviv, Rona is an internationally acclaimed product designer, art director and researcher. She graduated in 1999 with a Master degree from the Scuola politecnica di design in Milan and started her career by working in different design consultancies in Milan and London. Rona's experience in design and manufacturing then motivated her to create products under her own label, and her first collection was released in Milan during Salone del Mobile 2007 at Spazio Romeo Gigli. The following year she was approached by the British embassy in Milan to exhibit selected products at The Galleria d’Arte moderna in Milan, an exhibition curated by Sir Paul Smith and Moroso. The minimalist democratic approach and an honest design are most recognized with Rona’s style and work. In 2010, she created the brand kukka, which works for architects, interior designers, private clients and retailers such as Conran, Paul Smith, La Rinascente, Selfridges, or De Padova. The studio, underpinned by creative stimulation, specializes in experimenting with materials, manufacturing methods and technology. Rona is also a visiting lecturer (V&A, LFA, Design Museum talks, ICFF, Shenkar College, Plymouth university) a writer (BVD Magazine) , tutor (Domain Boisbuchet, Shenkar College) and the founder of Designers in the Middle. Exhibitions 2018 Contemporary Tapestry for i-mesh - Salone Del Mobile, Milan ALCOVA 2017 Fresh Paint art fair - Blinds, Spectra - Steinhardt Museum of Natural History 2017 Fresh Paint art fair - amphitheatre, Mega Block installation - Steinhardt Museum of Natural History Tel-aviv 2016 Design Museum talks program, London Design Festival - presenting Designers in the Middle 2016 Spectra with Frame Magazine - Salone Del Mobile - Milan 2015 Caesarstone UK installation - Super brands , Tent - London 2015 19 Greek street - The art of progress - London 2015 Salone del mobile – designjunction - Milan 2015 Salone del mobile – URBO - Milan 2015 Maison et Objet 2014 Gallery Joseph – Paris design week 2014 DesignSpace & Caesarston – Zeva Tari TLV 2014 The Green Room at Design Junction – Salone Del Mobile, Palazzo Morando, Milano 2013 Design Junction – London Design Festival, The sorting office WC1 2012 Design Junction – London Design Festival, The sorting office WC1 2012 DesignSpace – TLV, Israel 2011 HiddenArt – London Design Festival – Earls Court 2011 Design Junction – London Design Festival – London WC1 2011 Shoplifters/Habitat - Habitat headquarters, Israel 2010 La Rinascente Design Supermarket – Salone Del Mobile Milan 2009 D:sign – Museum quarter Vienna 2009 100% design Tokyo - DesignBoom 2009 Palazzo Reale -Galleria Di Arte Moderna – Milano Salone del mobile British Design Embassy – curated by Paul Smith & Moroso 2009 MACEF - Milan 2008 Our Eco Gallery– Notting Hill, London 2008 Lighten-Up – Newcastle design week 2008 Lighten-Up – London design week – Earls Court 2007 Right_here satellite exhibition – Vienna design weeks 2007 Napkin project – The gallery soho. 2007 designersblock at the Milan Salone del mobile – Studio Romeo Gigli Lectures & Workshops 2019 London Festival Architecture - “Collaborations” curated by Melodie Leung from Zaha Hadid Architects and the Museum of Architecture 2019 Jerusalem Design week - Designers in the Middle with Galit Gaon 2018 Reflection refraction - The 5th Lamp Festival, Tel - Aviv 2018 ''De Fence'' workshop - Tutor Domain De Boisbuchet 2018 ''Soft Architecture'' - Panelist - A Discussion Panel during Salone Del Mobile moderated by Joseph Grima and Cristina Colli. 2018 ''Merkaha'' workshop - Tutor - in collaboration with Croceira Amorim, Design Terminal Bat-Yam and Shenkar Collegeof Engineering & Design 2017 Shenkar College of Engineering & Design - Curatorial Design post Graduate course 2017 V&A, Global Design Forum, LDF, Designers in the Middle Presenter and panelist 2017 ICFF, at the Javits Centre. Designers in the Middle discussion panel - Presenter and panelist 2016 Rihutim - Tel aviv - Spectrum 2016 Design Museum London - LDF - Designers in the Middle Presenter and panelist 2016 Domaine du Boisbuchet - FR - Tutor - Illuminating the woods 2016 ILGBC (Israeli Green Building Council) - IL 2015 OT Haitzuv Design Award - IL 2014 Holon institute of design and technology - IL 2009 Plymouth University - UK Awards & Achievements 2017 Winner - LG collaboration program 2015 Shortlisted - WIN award - Cubo Light 2015 Finalist - Ot Haitzuv – 22Rothschild 2014 Finalist - Ot Haitzuv – 3E 2008 Recognition of excellence in design from the Israeli government 2006 Granted Patent - Yplate (A feeding device).