Lectures & Workshops

2017 V&A, Global Design Forum, LDF,  Designers in the Middle
Presenter and panelist
2017 ICFF,  Designers in the Middle discussion panel - Presenter
and panelist
2016 Rihutim - Tel aviv - Spectrum
2016 Design Museum London - LDF - Designers in the Middle
Presenter and panelist
2016 Domaine du Boisbuchet - FR -  Tutor - Illuminating the woods
2016 ILGBC (Israeli Green Building Council) - IL
2015 OT Haitzuv Design Award - IL
2014 Holon institute of design and technology - IL
2009 Plymouth University - UK

Awards & Achievements 

2015 Shortlisted - WIN award - Cubo Light
2015 Finalist - Ot Haitzuv – 22Rothschild
2014 Finalist - Ot Haitzuv – 3E
2008 Recognition of excellence in design from the Israeli government

Links
 

www.kukka.co.uk
www.designersinthemiddle.com
Download Rona's full resume here

 

About

Founded in East London in 2007 by Designer Rona Meyuchas-Koblenz
The design practice specializes in product design, research, development and manufacturing
bespoke made projects and installations. We investigate questions about our day to day living experience as we observe, listen, feel and innovate with confidence every project.
We produce, lifestyle accessories, furniture, luminaries, small scale interiors projects and installations and our clients ranging from consumer, construction, cultural and industry

Rona Meyuchas-Koblenz

Born in Tel-aviv, internationally acclaimed and designer, graduated in 1999 with a Master
degree from the Scuola politecnica di design in Milan. Rona has started her career where she
worked in different design consultancies in Milan and then moved to London where she
worked in Isometrix lighting and design.
Rona's professional experience in design and manufacturing motivated her to create
products under her own label, Kukka Studio. The first collection was released in Milan during
Salone del Mobile 2007 at Spazio Romeo Gigli, the following year she was approached by the
British embassy in Milan to exhibit selected products at The Galleria d’Arte moderna in
Milan, an exhibition curated by Sir Paul Smith and Moroso.
Few years later kukka brand was founded under Rona’s direction and as head of design;
their products are sold worldwide through over 50 retailers among them Conran, Paul
Smith, La Rinascente, Selfridges, De Padova

The minimalist approach and “honest” design is recognized with Rona’s style.
Rona's latest bespoke project, 'Project 34' in conjunction with Caesarstone which was
unveiled, to great critical acclaim, at Tent London during LDF and then “Spectra” in 2016
with Frame magazine during Milan Salone del Mobile.
The studio, underpinned by creative stimulation, specializes in experimenting with
materials, manufacturing methods and technology.
Rona is also a visiting lecturer, freelance design journalist and a tutor. she is the founder and presenter of
Designers in the Middle which was presented in public for the first time during LDF16 under the curation of the Design Museum Chaired by Suzanne Trocme'
 


Exhibitions

2017 Fresh Paint art fair - Blinds, Spectra - Steinhardt Museum of Natural History  
2017 Fresh Paint art fair - amphitheatre, Mega Block installation  - Steinhardt Museum of Natural History Tel-aviv
2016 Spectra with Frame Magazine - Salone Del Mobile - Milan
2015 Caesarstone UK installation - Super brands , Tent - London
2015 19 Greek street - The art of progress - London
2015 Salone del mobile – designjunction - Milan
2015 Salone del mobile – URBO - Milan
2015 Maison et Objet
2014 Gallery Joseph – Paris design week
2014 DesignSpace & Caesarston – Zeva Tari TLV
2014 The Green Room at Design Junction – Salone Del Mobile, Palazzo
Morando, Milano
2013 Design Junction – London Design Festival, The sorting office WC1
2012 Design Junction – London Design Festival, The sorting office WC1
2012 DesignSpace – TLV, Israel
2011 HiddenArt – London Design Festival – Earls Court
2011 Design Junction – London Design Festival – London WC1
2011 Shoplifters/Habitat - Habitat headquarters, Israel
2010 La Rinascente Design Supermarket – Salone Del Mobile Milan
2009 D:sign – Museum quarter Vienna
2009 100% design Tokyo - DesignBoom
2009 Palazzo Reale -Galleria Di Arte Moderna – Milano Salone del mobile
British Design Embassy – curated by Paul Smith & Moroso
2009 MACEF - Milan
2008 Our Eco shop – Notting Hill, London
2008 Lighten-Up – Newcastle design week
2008 Lighten-Up – London design week – Earls Court
2007 Right_here satellite exhibition – Vienna design weeks
2007 Napkin project – The gallery soho. www.napkinproject.co.uk
2007 designersblock at the Milan Salone del mobile – Studio Romeo Gigli