Anat Meruk | Interdisciplinary Designer | Founder of designstudio 360°
In 2011 I founded DesignStudio 360°, an interdisciplinary design studio which specializes in designing exhibitions, stage sets and interiors.
I opened the studio after having completed a five-year study program at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice, Italy, where I specialized in costume and set design, and after more than a decade of working as a designer both in Israel and in Italy. During this decade, I also completed a two-year interior design program at the Technion Institute of Technology in Israel. 
My work as a designer is always preceded by an in-depth, interdisciplinary research process in order to develop original ideas and discover new solutions in my work with clients and suppliers. My background in theater has taught me to engage with the themes and values at the heart of every design project, to decipher spaces through the stories they tell, and to develop rich and creative dialogues with my clients. I make a point of paying attention to every detail while attending to the overall spirit of the design project, to its relationship with its immediate and more distant physical environment and with the people that inhabit it and infuse it with life. My professional aspirations for the future include continuing to design spaces that instruct, move, and enhance the general public's quality of life by collaborating with institutions, ideas, people and organizations that promote culture, research, and creativity.
Important projects that I have been privileged to participate in over the years include: serving as the director of the accessories and set design department at the Puccini Festival in Tuscany, Italy, and at the Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv; a fascinating collaboration with the playwright, director and designer Yehezkel Lazarov, which included designing the sets and costumes for the play "Igloo" at the Israel Festival and for a play at the Cameri Theater; designing public spaces at the Carlton Hotel in Tel Aviv; designing and overseeing a gut renovation of an apartment in a century-old building in Jaffa; designing and producing the contents for Book Week events in Rishon LeZion; designing the graphics and signs for the Library Center in Rishon LeZion; a commissioned proposal to design the permanent anatomy and medicine exhibition at the Technoda Museum, as well as a commissioned proposal for an exhibition of contemporary Iranian Posters at the Museum of Islamic Art in Jerusalem. 

 

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