Nili Lotanby Anna Kopito | 17.08.14
Splitting her time between New York and Tel Aviv, Israeli designer Nili Lotan takes inspiration from the vibrancy of both cities. The Bauhaus architecture, flea markets and bright open skies of the beach lend themselves to Lotan’s creativity and remind her of where her design roots started right here in Tel Aviv. Lotan’s mother was a textile designer and Lotan claims to owe a great deal from watching her mother artfully creating cloth. Lotan describes her design inspiration: “I was fascinated and attracted to the process of conceiving ideas that later became something that everyone could see, touch, wear and enjoy”. With the skills that she learnt from her mother’s workshop and her own ambitions for design, Lotan found her way to one of the first classes at Shenkar college of engineering and design. Now Lotan has developed her own form of design space; a studio which doubles as retail space. Lotan has captured her love of the design process in her New York studio/store by ensuring that the concept of her process is visible from first stitch to last purchase.
Read also her guide to Tel Aviv on W Magazine.
Post written by Francesca Kletz.