Itay Ohaly

Design & Chaos
2011 – ongoing

Itay Ohaly is an Industrial Designer and Carpenter from Israel whose work is concerned with notions of process and difference. Ohaly deliberately involves, and actively encourages, disorder within his design process. Through the application of non-linear methodologies ‘Design and Chaos’ generates an infinite number of formal possibilities – consequently the introduction of chance opens the objects to many possible interpretations.

The project Design & Chaos produces a series of desks and cabinets that are conceived through distinct processes. Each process is contributed by an individual participant, who has no preconceived notion of the projects end goal (the final object). Ohaly collates each participant’s contribution into a system that produces the final object. Due to the fragmented nature of the contributions the final design cannot be known, even to Ohaly, until executed. With Design & Chaos normal design processes and their linear logic are eliminated. The results of this system instigate the development of Ohalys unique furniture.