Under the name Raw Edges, Yael Mer & Shay Alkalay work towards a common goal: to create objects that have never been seen before. Yael's main focus lies in turning two-dimensional sheet materials into curvaceous functional forms, whereas Shay is fascinated by how things move, function and react. Since their graduation show at the Royal College of Art in 2006, they have been distinguished with The British Council Talented Award, iF Gold Award, Dutch Design Award, Wallpaper* Design Award 2009, Elle Decoration International Design Award for best furniture 2008/09 and the Designer of the Future Award 2009 from Design Miami/Basel.
Their work has been exhibited at Johnson Trading Gallery, FAT Galerie, Scope Art Fair and Rossana Orlandi and featured in major design publications and newspapers worldwide. Their designs can be found in the collections of MoMA and The Design Museum London, as well as in production with Cappellini, Established & Sons and Arco. Yael & Shay also produce one-offs and limited editions in their London studio.