After graduating with an MA in Product Design from the Royal College of Art, Shay Alkalay and Yael Mer set up Raw Edges, a London based design studio. This official collaboration between Yael Mer & Shay Alkalay started after many years of sharing life, thoughts and ideas. Yael’s main focus includes turning two dimensional sheet materials into curvaceous functional forms, whereas Shay is fascinated by how things move, function and react. Alkalay and Mer have received several highly respected awards including The British Council Talented Award, iF, Wallpaper* Design Award 2009, Elle Decoration International Design Award in 2009 and the 2009 Designer of the Future Award from Design Miami/ Basel. Recent projects Endgrain and Herringbones experiment with colour, using the grain of the wood to carry the dye through the timber. In 2015 the StackUp Series used many different materials, textures and colours to present new unique bespoke editions of the design. Alkalay’s Stack is included in the MoMA, New York permanent collection.