Studio Furniture Architect visits HWS – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Studio Furniture Architect visits HWS

Join the HWS Architecture Society for a visit from Yoav Liberman, a studio furniture architect, on Wednesday, Nov. 17. Liberman will speak about combining the old and new, and utilizing found and reclaimed materials to create unique furnishings.  The talk, which begins at 5 p.m. on the 3rd floor of Trinity Hall, will emphasize Liberman’s theme of metamorphosis and sustainability. 

“I find myself especially inspired by the hidden potential in objects which are no longer desirable for their original purpose-the lid of a now missing frying pan, the frame of an old metal filing cabinet,” says Liberman.  “As lids or cabinets they may be well past their prime, but when combined with other materials they can be reincarnated as new, functional, aesthetically interesting pieces.”

Yoav received his architectural degree from the Israel Institute of Technology.  He also served as an Artist-in-Residence at the Worcester Center for Crafts. In 2003, Yoav joined Eliot House at Harvard University where he teaches woodworking and furniture design.