Artist and designer Asaf Zakay is able to transform simple panes of glass into enamoring, three-dimensional light fixtures capable of transforming ordinary spaces into prismatic realms of patterns and pigments. Zakay embarked on his artistic exploration as an Israeli native, working with materials such as marble and wood to create geometric sculptures – most notably the interlocking tetrahedron, better known to him as the Star of David. After working as an installer of Belgian stained-glass windows, he began incorporating the glass working techniques into his personal work, which leads us to the indescribable collection of his creations presented below.
“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.”