Meet Doran Merav, owner and creator of D.M. Designs:
I am a 29 year old artist, designer and architect. I graduated from the Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology. I have been creating all my life. I am self taught and have been mostly painting and carving in wood (mainly because of availability of tools and materials). In 2006, I started studying architecture which significantly expanded my physical and mental arsenal of creation. New materials and ideas started showing themselves in my work, but the basic concept has always been achieving beauty through motion, volumes and general composition testing the materials and reinterpreting it in anyway I can think of.
My jewelry is NOT for everyone. The jewelry I make does not try to hide on your body as a thin line of gold that just says "this is a gold ring". My jewelry is about color, textures, and composition. It wants to be seen. You will not find a simple loop of hammered metal in my shop because that does not interest me. Instead, you will find architectural compositions as well as nature inspired organic flowing forms and jewelry that are more of a statement or a concept.
I do not like writing long stories about each piece unless absolutely necessary. I rather give basic, important information about materials and size and let the pictures do the talking. Most of my designs are made to order in any size, material and finish you choose.
You can also see Doran's designs on his website: www.doronmerav.com