Design The mirrored igloo by Magenta Workshop

The mirrored igloo by Magenta Workshop

Giulia Guido

On the occasion of the first edition of the Tel Aviv Crafts and Design Biennale, the designers of Magenta Workshop have created an installation that analyzes the relationship between traditional architecture and technology, between home and surrounding environment. 

The work is to all intents and purposes an igloo made of stainless steel and completely covered with reflective plates. The small building has been assembled entirely by hand, thanks to the techniques and manual skills that have made Magenta Workshop stand out worldwide over the years. 

Founded in 1992 by Ronen Bavly, the Magenta Workshop is a design and production studio for design objects and includes several craftsmen, product designers and graphic designers who all work together on all projects. 

With the igloo installed in Tel Aviv, the studio wanted to pay tribute to a traditional architecture that has survived years of history, maintaining its iconic shape but integrating the latest materials and new technologies. The important aspect of this work is that the igloo is completely sealed and the only way to enjoy it is to look at it from outside, but the only thing that will reveal itself to passers-by is the surrounding landscape, distorted by the mirrored but curved surface of the structure. 

Discover other works of the Magenta Workshop on their website

Written by Giulia Guido
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