|CUB- Compact Urban Bump Car (2011) Ayelet Fishnam, courtesy of Bezalel Academy of Arts in Jerusalem|
Based on the production capabilities of local industries, Dror Peleg’s FRII Israeli Bicycle uses injection moulds as opposed to traditional metal frames, creating a new design that could sustain local production and create jobs in Israel.
|FRII Israeli Bicycle (2011) Dror Peleg, courtesy of Bezalel Academy of Arts in Jerusalem|
Gal Dror’s HI-BREED was born from the observation that much of traffic is unused space. The car is a two-seat car equipped with an additional three-seat attachment allowing the driver to only use what is necessary. The car also comes with a supplemental benzene engine to allow for greater travel range, making it more fuel efficient than the average hybrid vehicle.
|HI-BREED (2011) Gal Dror, courtesy of Belzalel Academy of Arts in Jerusalem|
A similar concept is Itzik Me-ir’s ‘City Runner’, a single passenger taxi allowing more mobility for the urban-dweller on the move. It's compact size allows the vehicle to manouver through crowded city streets, reaching it's destination in less time than the average taxi.
|City Runner (2011) Itzik Me-ir, courtesy of Bezalel Academy of Arts in Jerusalem|
All of the projects in the exhibition show advances in technology and a modern outlook for the future of design. Look out for the WGSN-homebuildlife's full report on The Bezalel Academy graduation show, to be published on Wednesday.