Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay were born in Tel Aviv in 1976. Yael’s main focus includes turning two-dimensional sheet materials into functional forms, whereas Shay is fascinated by how things move, function and react. Under the guise of Raw-Edges they share a common desire to create objects that have never been seen before. Raw-Edges received several highly respected awards including the British Council Talented Award, the Wallpaper Design Award in 2009 and the Elle Decoration International Design Award for the best furniture of 2008-09. Their designs can be found in the permanent collection of the MoMA of New-York and The Design Museum of London, as well as in production with Established & Sons and Arco.