Shahar Livne


Shahar Livne (Israel, 1989) is an award-winning conceptual material designer located in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. She graduated with a B.A at the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2017 and founded her Design studio at the beginning of 2018.

Livne's lifelong fascinations in nature, biology, science, and philosophy developed into an intuitive material experimentation way of work during her degree studies at the Design Academy Eindhoven.

Shahar's body of work focuses on conceptual material research in a multi-leveled methodology, bringing to life unique stories through objects and installations centered around materials as carriers of narratives. Some of Livne's projects deal with obscure materials such as blood, man-made fossils, crystallization, and more. Her project's starting points are often stories about places, cultures, and relations with resources in the past, present, and future. 

Currently, she presents her works internationally and creates new research projects as an autonomous designer, educator, and collaborator with different companies and institutes. Livne is the winner of The Creative hero award for social Impact 19', a finalist for both the Beazley Design of the year award and a finalist for the new material award in 2018. In 2019 she was named one of the 100 most influential creatives of 2018-2019 by Icon Design Magazine.

In 2020 Shahar won the Eco Coin award awarded for innovation in ecology and technology by Next Nature Network, she is also the winner of the Dezeen award for emerging designer of the year 2020.