Industrial Designer Jonathan Ben-Tovim designs and makes experimental lighting and furniture works which explore the process of recontextualising found objects and source materials. Jonathan utilizes the symbolism and cultural references of the existing materials to imbue new narratives into his final pieces.
His designs seek to question materials, manufacturing processes and globalised production in the delivery of commercially mass-produced goods.
As well as developing his own object making practice, Jonathan is the founder of the commercial furniture and lighting brand B-TD. Exhibiting nationally and internationally his work has been presented at Salon Del Mobile, Milan and Dutch Design Week (2007, 2009); Dubai Design Week (2015); and Melbourne Design Week (2017-2022). Jonathan’s floor lamp An ode to the airbag (2019) appeared in the NGV Triennial 2020 and is held in the Gallery’s permanent collection along with his work Off-piste bench (2015), and Crash Wall Lamps (2017).
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