When I got to know the wonderful dolls created by Studio Dor Carmon, I found so many important issues to address that I barely knew where to begin: the participation of Stratasys, a pioneer of 3D printing that uses its corporate social responsibility division to improve the quality of life of people with medical challenges through 3D technology; the many designers who joined the project under the direction of Dor Carmon; the list of sponsors and commercial entities who were part of this fantastic project and together succeeded to bring change to sick children; and, the fact that these sick kids finally are getting the recognition they deserve for their contribution to the exhibition at the Fresh Paint Art Fair. Of course, I also was enchanted by the truly successful and captivating designs that I wanted to take home myself.
Dreams is a project to benefit children sick with cancer, in cooperation with the Oncology Department at the Edmund and Lily Safra Pediatric Hospital at Tel Hashomer, and sponsored by Stratasys and Synergy.
Dor Carmon and Hila Rogozik said, “We decided to harness our knowledge, abilities, and experience to benefit the community. We recruited the best designers and design firms in Israel for this particular project.
Over the past few months, we spent time with the children being treated in the Hematological Oncology Department at Safra Tel Hashomer. We asked them to draw a picture of their dream doll and guided them in the process. The drawings were divided up among the designers to make the creations three dimensional.”
The dream dolls were printed twice, using innovative and advanced color 3D printers. Stratasys, the world leader in 3D printing, and Synergy, which provides design, planning, and product development services, immediately collaborated on the project with us and were full partners in the production and printing of the dolls. In a moving event at Tel Hashomer with the children, designers and our corporate partners, the children were presented with the dolls they had imagined and drawn. Duplicates of the dolls were offered for sale, with all proceeds to benefit the Pediatric Hematological Oncology Department at Tel Hashomer.
The list of designers who were part of the Dreams Project, under the direction of the Dor Carmon Studio:
Kerem Kaminski and Tom Gonen, Oded Gov, Tammuz Studio, Lior Rokach-Kor, OTOTO, Eyal Melnik, Taga Studio, Rotem Banai, Peleg Design, COZI Studio, Shlomi Iger, Daphi Reis-Doron, Avi Pedida, Bakery Studio, Gil Sheffi, Products Studio, Hila Shamia, Tziki Freiman, Itay Bar-On, Nir Appelbaum, Maya Aloni Shaffir, Jenny Pokryvailo, Giy Zilberstein, Ofer Zick, Idan Aharonson, Daniel Bruder, Igloo Design, Einav Ben Asher, Wishlist Studio, Ziv Botzer, Shahar Nissim, Raz Zilberstein, Librus Studio, Yahalomis Reddish.
While continuing on the tour for journalists, on the designers’ exhibition floor Dor and Hila popped up in front of me and said, “Hi, we’re here too!” I admit it took me a second to connect the neatly designed studio with the Wrapper Stone project, which includes tables, benches and counters made of Caesarstone. The designs are inspired by the drape and fall of tablecloths and give the stone a soft and supple look.
I admire the ability of these designers to manage and exhibit two projects that are so completely different from each other, and ensure that they are executed with such a high level of quality.
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