Sticking It to Uptight Design

The Daily Pic: Designer Adi Zaffran Weisler mixes scrap wood and tidy plastics.

07.03.13 9:46 PM ET

This “RAWtation" table was conceived by the Israeli designer Adi Zaffran Weisler, during his studies at the venerable Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. By inserting natural detritus into the jig for the table’s rotationally-molded plastic top, Weisler managed to inject some happenstance into an industrial process that’s usually all about preplanning and perfect control – like a bit of Jackson Pollock added to the procedures of a Josef Albers. (The “Fish" designs by Gaetano Pesce got there first, I know, but Weisler makes more outlandish messes.)

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