Guy Mishaly design studio

Owner: Guy Mishaly

Brand/start up name: Guy Mishaly design studio

Product: Blast chair by explosion.

When and how did the project originate? The studio was established 1 year ago, right after I graduated the product design studies at the Bezalel Academy of arts and design, in Jerusalem, Israel.
The studio focuses on designing furniture, light fixtures, and space for companies and private consumers.

Blast chairs by explosion was my graduation project at the Bezalel Institute.
The starting point to this project was how to navigate energy, creating by manipulating energy that is naturally used to harm and destroy.
Another goal was to invent a system that in the same way of use will always provide different results.
All of the above got me to this project, where I create basic boxes and cylinders from 1mm of steel sheet metal and by locating explosives (looks like electric cables, filled up with explosive material) around them in specific locations and pushing a button that detonates the explosive material, the metal rips and folds into a stool. No material disappears or blows away. The weight of the box before the explosion and the weight of the stool that comes out are the same. The box becomes a stool with seat and legs by the explosion itself and there is nothing done to it after. That’s the way it comes out. There will never be 2 stools that are identical.

How much did you invest to start the company? Getting into such a project required a beginning amount of 4000 Euros.

Who invested the money? Myself

How far have you gone with the project? Blast was made in a small series of 12 pieces.

When did you understand that the project had overcome the ideational phase and had become a product? The research was the main part of the project. When the first chair came out by the correct recipe after months of negative results and dozens of explosions, that’s when

Has there been a moment when you wanted to give up?  I realized I reached the product-the goal I was aiming for.
 Sitting on the first chair made me realize that in the art & design world, there is no such thing as “not possible”.

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