The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem is a school thats been around for over 100 years and their top-notch students have been ahead of the curve when it comes to producing the best of Israeli art and design. Theyve curated a touring exhibition that presents a vast range of projects from their recent graduates and emerging artists and so far its been on display in major cities around the world for the last couple of years. We took a peek during NYCxDesign and here is a look at some of our favorites. RAWtation by Adi Zaffran Weisler, 2010 Polyethylene, citrus branches, woodworm-afflicted trunk, prickly burnet shrub Technique: rotational plastic molding The objective was to show the fusion of organic and the industrial by using industrial processes like rotational molding and using raw organic elements in the process. RAWtation by Adi Zaffran Weisler, 2010 RAWtation by Adi Zaffran Weisler, 2010 Footprints by Galit Begas, 2009 Heat-formed plastic An experimental project where a shoe collection is produced out of used plastic bags. Each pair is flexible and completely unique. Footprints by Galit Begas, 2009 Identity by Sovar Lerner, 2012 Computer software SolidWorks, 3D printing, molding cast, handwork This project shows a fusion of different cultures in Israel through their variety of teapots, like the classical, kibbutz, Arabic, and Ethiopian. Identity by Sovar Lerner, 2012 Femme Fractal by Gil Nahmany, 2011 Mold casting, hand-building, glazing Fractals from everyday life become new again when they are used in a regular, repetitive way. Femme Fractal by Gil Nahmany, 2011 Femme Fractal by Gil Nahmany, 2011 Animal, Vegetable, Mineral by Dafna Amar, 2010 Various shoe leathers, press studs Techniques: sewing, stretching, gluing An investigation on the basic shape of shoes, searching for boundaries as a functional, wearable object, while at the same time theyre a changing static-dynamic object. Animal, Vegetable, Mineral by Dafna Amar, 2010 Out of Nothing by Ruth Biton, 2012 Polished brass, copper, gold Techniques: varnishing wax, electroforming, coating The project takes a look at the negative and positive spaces created by the various positions of hands.