Prof. Dov Ganchrow | Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem

Prof. Dov Ganchrow

Dov Ganchrow (born 1970, USA) is a product designer and professor in the Industrial Design Department (B.Des. and M.Des. programs) from which he graduated with excellence in 1993.

His interests include all things fringe in both the human constructed and in the naturally occurring, alternative music, edged tools, martial arts and high altitude trekking. These also form the foundation of contemplation of the Anthropocene as well as our individual identity residing between nature and nurture.

Currently an independent designer, for over a decade and a half he worked together with prof. Ami Drach (1963-2012) on diverse design projects spanning the fields of medical, consumer, furniture, and museum exhibit design alongside the creation of more personal, experimental and conceptual works.

His works and joint studio creations have been shown extensively (e.g., MOMA - the Museum of Modern Art NY; MAD - the Museum of Art and Design NY; Pompidou Center Paris; the Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt Design Museum NY; Red Dot Museum Essen; Bozar Center for Fine Arts Brussels) and are in private and museum collections (e.g., Pompidou Center Paris; MAD - Museum of Art and Design NY; the Jewish Museum NY; MUDAC Design Museum Switzerland; Israel Museum; Tel Aviv Museum of Art). These works are often characterized by intelligent use and manipulation of materials and technologies, the incorporation of readymades as well as humor.


A Love/Hate Thing, 2017, Electro-eroded readymade steel hammer, Photography: Moti Fishbain