Parsons

  • Profile:

    Aviva Maya Shulem Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, was immersed in the world of fashion and design from an early age. After being awarded officer status in the Israeli army, Aviva moved to New York City. Arrived in 1998. After graduating from Parsons School of Design, 2002, Aviva began her professional career working as furniture, lighting and home accessories design for Donghia, Inc., as well as product design and development management for Swarovski LTD. Throughout the years, she honed her unique vision by partnering with leaders from the worlds of art, architecture, design, and technology.

    Expanding her expertise in design and product development, Aviva founded AMS Design NYC, a design consulting studio, in early 2014. Along with serving as a Part-time faculty, Aviva also partners with corporations, non-profits and design studios to deliver design expertise, training, product design management and brand strategy for home accessories, lighting, furniture, and interior styling. In her design practice, Aviva is focusing on artisanal & hand-made goods, while exploring modern trends and innovations in digital fabrication.

    Aviva enjoys collaborating and sharing her knowledge, passion, and enthusiasm for design with the first year and pre-college students.

    Degrees Held:

    BFA, Product Design, Parsons School of Design

    Research Interests:

    product design,  smart materials & sustainability, social good, fair trade, fashion and technology

    Awards And Honors:

    Cotton Tree KAPOK (China Design Award) 2015 "Product Design Award" ‘Flow’ Chandelier design commission for Zhongshan Haolida Lighting Co .,LTD

    IDSA (Industrial Designers Society of America) Student Merit Award 2002

    Current Courses:

    Product Design (Open Campus)

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