Virtual Design Festival

Live interview with Shahar Livne as part of Virtual Design Festival

Shahar Livne spoke to Dezeen in a live Screentime conversation sponsored by Philips TV & Sound as part of Virtual Design Festival.

The Israeli designer spoke to Dezeen's founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs about her work.

A Design Academy Eindhoven alumna, Livne conceives and develops conceptual materials in an effort to find new and sustainable design practices.

For her 2017 graduate project, Livne created a clay-like material made from discarded plastics that hypothesised about a future where waste plastic could be mined like a precious material. The project was nominated for the Design Museum's Beazley Designs of the Year award in 2018.

She has also designed a pair of sneakers made from an alternative leather composed of the wasted fat, bones and blood of animals from slaughterhouses in the Netherlands.

Live interview with Shahar Livne as part of Virtual Design Festival
Israeli designer Shahar Livne will speak to Dezeen in a live Screentime conversation as part of Virtual Design Festival

This conversation is sponsored by Philips TV & Sound and is part of our Screentime series for Virtual Design Festival, which will feature interviews with European designers including Teresa van Dongen, Ini Archibong and Theodora Alfredsdottir among others.

Previous sessions have included Dutch designer Marjan van Aubel and British designer Adam Nathaniel Furman.

About Virtual Design Festival

Virtual Design Festival runs from 15 April to 30 June 2020. It brings the architecture and design world together to celebrate the culture and commerce of our industry, and explore how it can adapt and respond to extraordinary circumstances.

To find out what's coming up at VDF, check out the schedule. For more information or to join the mailing list, email [email protected].