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Dror Benshetrit
Designer and Principal, Dror
  • Named to the Wallpaper “Power 200” (2015)
  • Named to Fast Company’s “Top 10 Most Innovative Companies” in Design (2011)
  • Good Design Award (2008, 2010)
The architect who’s not an architect
C2 Theme: Cities
Designer, dreamer, inventor and futurist Dror Benshetrit isn’t licensed to design luxury villas or an entire Turkish neighbourhood, but that hasn’t stopped him. Indeed, the founder of NYC’s Dror is one among a handful of elite designers experimenting with large-scale architectural projects that transcend their chosen fields. Bolstered by a big picture” cross-disciplinary team of artists, designers, architects and communicators, Dror’s striking range of unconventional work collaborations with companies as diverse as Alessi, Bentley, SHVO and Target pushes design well past function to create extraordinary atmospheric experiences. From his bestselling broken” Vase of Phases to a vegetated architectural carpet” atop an island near Abu Dhabi, Dror’s boundless curiosity results in meaningful, imaginative work in service of the greater good.
“I come from a place of naiveté, which allows me to ask questions and push boundaries.”
Dror in Bloomberg