David Palterer (b. 1949) Israeli designer

David Palterer Black and White Image
David Palterer Black and White Image

David Palterer (b. 1949) is an Israeli designer born in Haifa. He is professionally active in Florence.

Education

He studied architecture at the Universitá di Firenze, to 1979.

He was an assistant to lecturer Adolfo Natalini at the Facoltá di Architettura in Florence. He taught a design course at Syracuse University in New York, Werkbund in Stuggart, and Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts, Jerusalem.  

“I am interested in design experiments’ planning with/for senses, at the frontier between rational and irrational.”

David Palterer

In 1983, he established the design and manufacturing firm Alterego in Amsterdam with Borek Sipek. He designed the interior architecture (with Luigi Zangheri) of the San Casciano, Florence Airport, and parks in Pesaro Italy and Tel Aviv. He designed furniture, furnishings and products for Cleto Munari, Nuvo Vilca, Artelano, Mancioli and Zanotta.

He organised and participated in numerous competitions in Italy and abroad including ‘L’intero dop la forma dell utile’ at 1979 (XVI) Triennale di Milano, Biennale in São Paolo, reevaluation (with Adolfo Natalini’s group) of the old city plan of Parma, and Interior Design competition sponsored by journal Architectural Design.

Works

Aurora (low tables)

aurora low tables 1994 by David Palterer
aurora low tables 1994 by David Palterer

Marilyn Table

Marilyn table by David Palterer (1994)
Marilyn table by David Palterer (1994)

Sedotta Chair

Sedotta chair 1993 by David Palterer
Sedotta chair 1993 by David Palterer

Seduttore table

Seduttore table by David Palterer 1993
Seduttore table by David Palterer 1993

Sources

Byars, M., & Riley, T. (2004). The design encyclopedia. Laurence King Publishing.

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