About Dror

Since 2002, Dror Benshetrit has developed an interdisciplinary practice specializing in innovative design projects. His approach to design has shown breadth and depth through the completion of projects varying in scales and nature. His portfolio encompasses product design, architecture projects, interior design and art direction.

He explores the nature of movement, space and forms and shares with us the transformative power of design through each of his creations. Dror’s perception of the world was enriched by travels across Europe and multi-cultural experiences. He received his education at the Eindhoven Design Academy in Holland. Dror has long been interested in the complexity of the manifold meanings and uses that intersect at a single object. Rooted in a rigorous approach and methodology of movement, every project is driven with the desire to unleash the mutable and non-static nature of objects. Dror observes the world from an inquisitive eye, seeking responses to the needs of our modern lifestyle. Each project starts with questions and triggers an immersive investigation.In collaboration with a team of experts, Dror conducts thorough research focusing on materials, technology and geometry. Based in New York, he works with clients around the world; including Alessi, Bentley, Boffi, Bombay Sapphire, Cappellini, Kiehl’s, Levi’s, Lualdi, Material ConneXion, Maya Romanoff, Marithé + François Girbaud, Puma, Rosenthal, Skins Footwear, Yigal Azrouël, Shvo, Swarovski, Tumi, and Target.

Dror has lectured around the world and received numerous design awards including the GE Plastics Competition “Merging Boundaries” (2001), iF Product Design Award (2006), the Good Design Award (2008, 2010). He has gained international media exposure. and has been widely exhibited. His work is included in the permanent collections of major museums in North America, Europe and the Middle East. 



Events and Exhibitions


  • Reach by Dror at MuBE: A sculpture for the Love & Art Children’s Foundation (Brazil 2012)
  • Tumi Concierge at WantedDesign (ICFF 2012)
  • BrokenOff BrokenOff: An exhibition to celebrate the life and work of Tobias Wong – Gallery R’Pure, New York (2011)
  • International Contemporary Furniture Fair (2004-2012)
  • Salone Internazionale di Mobile (2004-2012)
  • Salone Internazionale di Mobile (2011) – TRON designs CORIAN®
  • Salone Internazionale di Mobile (2011) – INTERNI – Mutant Architecture and Design
  • Salone Internazionale di Mobile (2011) – Handmade Exhibition by WallPaper @ Brioni
  • New Museum - QuaDror:  Exhibition to unveil the QuaDror system – a new way for building (2011)
  • Museum of Arts and Design’s exhibition & gala fundraiser PAPERBALL (2009) and METALBALL (2010) - contributing artist
  • Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum (Redlining the Guggenheim,    watercolor, February 2010)
  • Art Basel/Design Miami: “Limited Forever” – Dror Redlines Cappellini to be part of the exhibition of the Limited Edition products from Cappellini’s collection, 2005-2009 (2009)
  • Art Basel/Design Miami: Luminaire’s Paperlove exhibition and auction (2008)
  • Peel Gallery, Houston Texas: Solo exhibition (2008)
  • Louis XIII Diner des Genies, featuring “Swept Under the Carpet” exhibition (2008)
  • Art Basel Miami, Bentley Concept Debut (2007)
  • Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting Exhibit, Museum of Arts and Design, New York (2007)
  • Clear Elevation @ Top of the Rock, Pick Chair installation (2007)
  • Urban Cast Away Exhibition, Marithé + François Girbaud boutique, SoHo, New York (2006)
  • Bombay Sapphire Pop Up Store, curated by Surface Magazine (2005)
  • Gallery 91, New York (2003)
  • Tokyo Design Block (2003)




Speaking Engagement and Competition jury


  • Wolfsonian Museum, Miami, FL (2011)
  • A Better World By Design: Brown University Presents QuaDror (2011)
  • What Design Can Do, The Netherlands (2011)
  • Wanted Design, Conversation Panel organized by Gallery R’Pure @ ICFF (2011)
  • Tollman’s @ The Design Museum of Holon, Israel (2011)
  • IDSA Conference at RISD (2011)
  • Museum of Art and Design: Speaking Engagement moderated by Annie Block (Interior Design) (2011)
  • New Museum - QuaDror: Panel conversation moderated by Linda Tischler (Fast Company) and Kimberly Brooks (Huffington Post) (2011)
  • Design Indaba, Cape Town, South Africa (2011)
  • Art + Design: The New Generation – Panel Discussion Miami, FL (November 2010)
  • DCOTA “Design File Discussion” talk with Vladimir Kagen, Soho Beach House Miami FL (November 2010)
  • IDNY’s ICFF Kick-off event, Blu Dot SoHo (May 2010)
  • [Un]disciplined - SCAD sustainability week (2010)
  • Speaker at Pratt Institute (November 2009)
  • Dwell on Design, LA Convention Center (June 2009)
  • Material ConneXion Daegu, Korea (March 2009)
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (November 2008)
  • University of Houston (November 2008)
  • Design Within Reach, SoHo (2007)
  • Bombay Sapphire Design Glass Competition (judge),  US- Boston Design Center  and International- Milan, Italy (2006)
  • Creatives Unfold/Perspectives on Value Creation, Thailand Creative and Design Center (2006)
  • Pecha Kucha Lecture Series (2006)
  • Terra Matter Design Symposium, presented by Material ConneXion (2006)




Awards and Museum Acquisitions


  • Permanent Collection, Metropolitan Museum (Peacock Chair, 2011)
  • Good Design Award, Chicago Athenaeum (Try It Trivet , 2010)
  • The Design Museum Holon (Pick Chair, 2010) 
  • Good Design Award, Chicago Athenaeum (Boffi +/- , 2008)
  • Museum of Art and Design (Vase of Phases, 2008)   
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art collection (Playground, 2007)
  • iF Product Design Award (Vase of Phases, 2006)
  • Staatliches Museum fur Angewante Kunst, Munich  (Vase of Phases, 2005)  
  • Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv (Vase of Phases, 2004)
  • Winner of GE Design Plastics Competition (2001)