About The Studio
Sides Studio is an international design brand offering bespoke pieces made with innovative thinking and passionate approach. The studio produces handcrafted, luxurious items crafted in a boutique workshop and created exclusively for private residences, boutique hotels, art collectors and leading galleries around the world. Architects and interior designers who aspire to award spaces with an artistic and luxurious touch collaborate with the studio for unique custom made pieces.
In the past few years the design community has been reassessing its appreciation for craft and handicraft production as an alternative to mass production items that lack the unique personal touch of the craftsperson. The studio’s work process is built around thematic ideas that seek to bring creativity into every space. In its designs the studio explores the engagement point between design, material and technology. Each piece is carefully chosen to make a visual impact and statement.
Sharon Sides is the Owner & Chief of Design of Sides Studio.
Sharon is a B.DES graduate from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem combined with a program at Pratt Institute for Arts and Design in New York. Sharon has achieved various design awards gaining worldwide recognition for innovative thinking.
After a few years of experience in the design world Sharon decided to launch her own studio and focus on her vision of creating high quality pieces reflecting her unique design concepts. In her creative conceptual work, Sides was successful in her attempt to refine and create a new, luxurious material with the ability to accept various patterns, forms and textures.
The Stumps collection has been published worldwide gaining recognition and great interest. Pieces from the collection are exhibited in design exhibitions from Tel-Aviv to New York, and decorate designed spaces around the globe.
The Stumps collection revolves around the transference of images from nature to design projects using exclusive techniques.
The design process behind Stumps offers a different outlook on a tree trunk, which is commonly associated with beams utilizing its length, by focusing on the rings that appear on the actual stump. This point of departure presents a new morphology that showcases the history of the tree as well as its age and its course of life.
As part of the work process patterns of tree stumps are etched on brass. Then, one-off handmade designed pieces are created from the processed material whilst the outline of each tree stump is kept intact. Shaping and bending each piece took into account the original outlines of the tree stump consequently bestowing each piece with its own unique character. This is a reproduction of nature onto a designed object, a stylish game between contrasting materials; the industrial and the organic, the wild and the civilized.