Iftach Gazit’s “Negotiation Table,” made from a single slab of concrete, plays on the polarity of the building material in Israeli-Palestinian politics. A student at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, Gazit noticed the hypocrisy in using concrete as a physical divide between the two countries, as it’s also the “most common building technique in both Israel and the Palestinian territories.”
Within a rectangular concrete mold, Gazit placed rebar reinforcements that, upon setting, would help to support two chairs and a table with a few simple break patterns. Rebar, in this case, also carries political weight, as it was used in the first Lebanese war by homeowners to let soldiers know they were safe.
Watch Gazit give a live demonstration of this feat in the clip above.
- Source: Design Boom