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Elinor Portnoy is a London based product designer with a focus on materials and crafting methods. She received her BA in product design from HIT, Israel graduating with distinction, And earned her MA from the Royal College of Art, London UK.

She worked as a product designer for various companies in the creative industry while her own works have been displayed at international fairs such as the London Design Festival, Milan Design Week and Ambiente Messe Frankfurt featuring in prominent design magazines and publications and was selected by Wallpaper* magazine for their 2017 graduate list. Her works are sold internationally at various leading design stores and galleries.




Education

MA, Royal College of Art, London, UK (2014-2016)
B.A. Design at Holon Institute of Technology, Holon, Israel, Summa Cum Laude (2006-2010)
Politecnico di Milano, Italy (2008-2009)



Honors and Achievements

Artist in Residence: Corning Museum of Glass, NY US (2017)
Artist in Residence: John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI US (2017)
The Royal Overseas League of Music, Trophy Award (2016)
Royal College of Art - Corning Glass School Scholar (2016)
The International Exhibition of Glass, Kanazawa, selected project (2016)
Royal College of Art - Dissertation with academic board’s distinction (2016)
Nominated for the Stanislav Libensky Award (2015)
Royal College of Art - The Grocers Company bursary (2015)
Sue Bradford Hauberg Scholarship for Pilchuck glass school (2015)
Royal College of Art – Pilchuck Glass School partnership scholar (2015)
Royal College of Art - Pilkingtons award (2015)
“Made in Macef", Milan, selected project (2009)
OBJET and H.I.T collaboration competition, Holon. 1st place (2008)



Exhibitions

New Artists, Vetri Gallery, Seattle, US (2017)
State of Design, Berlin Design week (2017)
Passeggiata: An Airbnb Experience of Milan, Milan design week (2017)
IRONICALLY ICONIC, Milan design week (2017)
'Violent Object', Vitrina Gallery, Holon, Israel (2017)
'Heated Exchanges', Manchester Craft & Design Centre (2016)
‘White Canvas’, Mint Gallery, London Design Festival (2016)
‘Form & Seek’, London design Festival (2016)
The International Exhibition of Glass, Kanazawa, Japan (2016)
The Emerging and the Established, Christie's South Kensington, London (2015)
Stanislav Libensky Award, “Ziba” glass experience museum, Prague (2015)
Ambiente Messe Frankfurt, Frankfurt (2015)
“Award Winning Exhibition”, “Hanut 31” Gallery, Tel Aviv (2015)
"The Gem Room", Designjunction, London design festival (2015)
"Thinking Food Design", Gallery Joseph, Paris design week (2015)
"Brand New World", Milan design week (2015)
Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, UK (2015)
Gala installation for London Design Week, V&A Museum, London (2014)
The Kickstarter at MoMA Store collection, New York (2014)
Ambiente Messe Frankfurt, Frankfurt (2014)
Tendence Design Fair, Frankfurt, (2014)
‘Granny Tales’, Pardigma Gallery, Tel Aviv (2011)
“Made in Macef", Milan (2009)
“Mini-Me”, “Urbanix” Gallery, Tel aviv (2009)



Work Experience

Product Designer at “Studio Ve”, design studio
Product Designer at “Ototo”, design studio




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