Ezri Tarazi

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Prof. Ezri Tarazi (b. Ezra Tarazi, Jerusalem, 1962) Israeli industrial designer and educator

1986-90, Tarazi studied industrial design at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. Subsequently, he was a coordinator of instructors' education for leadership in the Maritime Academy of the Israeli Navy. Early employment included serving as the project manager of industrial-design projects at Bezalel R&D in Jerusalem in 1990–96, and was active as a freelance designer in 1993–96. 1996-2004, he was the head of the Department of Industrial Design at the Bezalel Academy and, 2004–12, founded and chaired the Bezalel master's-degree program in industrial design.

Tarazi has been active as a professional designer for a number of clients who produce a range of high-tech and office equipment and devices and, on an experimental level, for domestic goods. 1998–2000, he was a partner of IDEO Israel (an affiliate of IDEO California), now disbanded. In 2006-12, he has been director of d-Vision, the design studio in Israel, where Keter Plastic products are designed. From 1992 and for over a decade, Tarazi has written on design issues for a number of publications, including for Haaretz newspaper in Tel Aviv. His best-known work is the 2005 "New Baghdad" table produced by Edra of Milan, Italy.

Established in 1996, the Tarazi Design Studio is located in Tel Aviv.


  • Byars, Mel (2003). Design in Steel, London: Laurence King. | ISBN 1-85669-313-9
  • Byars, Mel (2004). The Design Encyclopedia, New York: The Museum of Modern Art, p. 732. | ISBN 0-87070-012-X
  • Byars, Mel (2006). New Chairs: Design, Materials, and Technology, San Francisco: Chronicle Books. | ISBN 1-85669-313-9

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