Tamar Branitzky is a textile designer with her own self-named textile design studio, working in Tel Aviv since 2010. Tamar uses her studio to research new print design and surface textures, using materials such as cotton, linen, paper and silk. She develops her designs using watercolors on paper, making use of free hand techniques. In 2009 Tamar also graduated in engineering and design from the Shenker college in Israel. So we are proud to bring you the Designer Insights of Tamar Branitzky.
Photo Credits: Tzahi Shemesh, Sheen interior design, Natalie Schor, Rachel Warchavski.
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1) In your own words describe your unique style and creative aesthetic?
I create collages full of style, combining colorful nature motifs and abstract sketches, I develop unique surfaces, I try to express the ravage of time and turn it into textile design and art.
2) When starting a new project, what is your creative process?
First I start with the color palette. Choosing and combining colors together organizing my working tools: a needle and a thread, right pencils, flowers and leaves, vintage lace and old recipes of a cookbook from 1940.
3) Out of the creative people you have worked with, who is it that you respect and admire the most?
My first professional experience was in 2008 at the Swedish fashion designer Diana Orving. Working in her studio was an exciting internship- she was a great model for me for an independent young designer, talented and interesting with her creation. She challenges the color black as appears in many of her designs, she uses black as air to breathe.
4) When looking for inspiration is there a particular thing you do to get inspired?
Yes! I run daily in the beach, searching for new ideas, usually the best ideas come to me when I run. The sun, the air, the movement of the waves, the sound of the sea all makes a great inspiration to me.
5) What has brought you to this point in your career? And what is your advice for people looking to follow in your footsteps?
After few years of enjoying my collection of scarves I have a new line of custom- made upholstery textiles. That’s the fun part of textile design-it can be anything! My advice – keep going with a driven force of freedom: live your life in a colorful way and keep the inner smile!