Asaf Zakay first began creating glass sculptures back when he was living in his native Israel. He had long worked with materials like wood and marble, using them to create geometric forms – in particular the interlocking tetrahedron shape better known to him as the Star of David. When he began working as an installer of Belgian-style stained-glass windows, his natural curiosity led him to experiment with similar techniques in his personal work.
Little did he know the influence this geometric star will have on his portfolio. From his gallery studio in Bangalow on the Australian East Coast, Zakay creates stunning interlocking glass sculptures that, when illuminated, fill a room with interplaying patterns of shadow and light. As the company grows in scope so does his work, continually producing more complex and visually exciting forms of geometry, which change their immediate environment with a sentiment of freedom and possibility.
“I love to create pieces that have an existence beyond what you are looking at, and I find I can do this with my glass sculptures and lighting,” explains Zakay. “As a designer, my creations are fashioned on what is known as the golden ratio, a ratio that appeals to the human sense of beauty and balance. I aim to capture the essence of nature and allow people to see it as if for the first time.”