In 2007, Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay founded Raw Edges, a London-based design and research practice.
By transforming everyday objects, Yael and Shay develop inventive, emotionally aware products, furniture, interiors and installations. The studio, focusing on both industrial production and experimental one-off projects, is driven by curiosity and brings playfulness to the fore.
Raw Edges have collected multiple accolades including the most prestigious AW 2020 Designers of the Year, Designers of the Future by Design Miami/ Basel, Wallpaper Design Award, Elle Deco Edida Award.
Their work has been acquired by international museums including MoMA in New-York and the Vitra Design Museum. The studio has collaborated with brands such as Louis Vuitton, Vitra, Stella McCartney, Kvadrat and AirBnb.