Yoav A. Menachem is a Brooklyn-based designer and photographer. A graduate of New York’s Parsons School of Design, he has worked with leading brands such as Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer in creating new iconic timepiece concepts, Italian luxury retailer Loro Piana in expanding the brand's gift variety, and interior design firm Toni Chi & Associates in New York City, designing custom features for high-end lifestyles and hospitality experiences. Some of Menachem's work can be experienced in The Rosewood London, Park Hyatt Moscow, Grand Hyatt Chengdu, Ritz Carlton hotels, and others.
Today, Menachem serves as a "gun for hire" for companies and individuals seeking creative design solutions. Going beyond functionality and elegance, his work focuses on the user, in order to deliver a complete experience.
With his photography, Menachem has explored and documented cultures for the past 15 years. Fascinated by the effects of natural disasters on local populations and the environment, he has photographed the aftermath of the 2004 Tsunami in Southeast Asia, the destructive path of hurricane Katrina, wild fires in Israel, and more. Menachem’s passion for societies, both urban and remote, has taken him around the world in a quest to capture the most defining elements of a place. His work has been published internationally, as well as in The New York Times publications.
Menachem’s ever growing interest in materiality and the essence of products has merged his passions for design and photography. Not only does he focus on the details of how and what things are made of, but he uses his camera to capture the elements and rawness in nature, often the inspiration for his design work.
where would we be without them? family & friends:
Yanai Menachem Photography: http://www.yanaim.com
Maya Johanna Music: https://mayajohanna.bandcamp.com
Jessica Corr Design: http://www.jessicacorr.com
Aneta Genova: http://anetagenova.com
L+R creative: http://levinriegner.com
Souda Design: http://soudasouda.com
Yeshaya Shor: https://www.reeistudio.com
Enrique Diaz- Rato: http://www.enriquediaz-rato.com
Maayan Sherris: http://www.sherristhree.com
Vasundhara Pachisia: http://www.vasunpachisia.com