Israelow, who began his career by studying architecture and who still works in that field as well, was one of Forbes Art and Style’s 30 under 30 designers in 2012.
His furniture is made in small batches and incorporates both wood and metal - often including specific star patterns that reflect a day and time important to the person commissioning the piece. He says insuring his work outlives him is a key part of his process:
"Everything we make in the studio is ideally going to outlast the maker, outlast the user," he says. "And the heirloom quality of it is already imposed because it's mapping the history of somebody's life."
Israelow's talk begins at 6:00pm on the 4th floor of MIAD. The school is using the event to launch its new minor in furniture design and production.