A Design Lover's Guide to Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv Museum
Tel Aviv Museum | © Israeltourism/Flickr
Lior Kantor

Tel Aviv is fast become a favourite destination for design enthusiasts thanks to its incredible variety of independent boutiques, world-famed cuisine and its own unique style. Tel Aviv is home to some of the world’s coolest designers, shops, restaurants and museums, and with hot new establishments that keep popping up, it’s hard to keep track! Here is a round-up of places each design lover in Tel Aviv must see.

Cafeteria

Any design lover must visit Tel Aviv’s new fashion mall, Gindi TLV Fashion Mall, where the hottest Israeli and international brands have opened their Tel Aviv flagship stores and where every store is more outstanding and attractive than the next. The recently opened Cafeteria inside the mall is also a cafe, restaurant, deli and bar, making it a perfect hangout at all hours of the day. Conceived by a group of Tel Aviv’s hottest restaurateurs, this is the place to start the day or take a break from shopping with some pastries, nibbles, cocktails or coffee at this colourful, hot new venue.

Cafeteria, TLV Fashion Mall, HaHashmonaim St 96, Tel Aviv-Yafo

https://www.instagram.com/p/BbtnsyHgUS6/?taken-at=184435495459916

Design Museum Holon

The only museum devoted to design in Israel, the Design Museum Holon is a 10-minute drive from Tel Aviv, but definitely worth the effort. The building itself, which was designed by Israeli architect and interior designer, Ron Arad, is one of the most impressive structures in the country, made with rusted corten steel. Be sure to check which temporary exhibition is on at the museum, which has previously displayed curated collections of industrial design, architecture, fashion and accessories and by the world’s top designers, as well as retrospectives and many other interesting exhibitions.

Design Museum Holon

Story Living

Story is a men, women and children fashion label with stores in several malls across the country. Their flagship store in the Sarona shopping compound is located in one of the conserved Templer structures, and you can find much more than just fashion in there. Selling designer products and furniture by international brands like House Doctor, Hay, Mutti and many more, this is a store any design lover in Tel Aviv should not miss out on.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BH6ezoVg7Nx/?tagged=storysarona

Pastel

Having earned the title of ‘Best Designed Restaurant in the world’ in 2014, the bistro designed within the new wing of the museum is still going strong, being acknowledged worldwide for its design by architects Alon Baranowitz and Irina Kronenberg. The restaurant is located in the Tel Aviv museum’s new wing, which was designed by American architect, Preston Scott Cohen, and creates an illusion of the museum’s exterior walls being sucked in to create the seating and bar area. The audience of the restaurant is usually made up of museum visitors and people who know to appreciate fine details, both in the design and in the restaurant menu. Don’t miss out on the Tel Aviv Museum of Art‘s new wing while you’re there!

https://instagram.com/p/BVmGKC5BAO2/

Numero 13

Numero 13 is a concept boutique set in an old conserved Neve Tzedek building, offering imported fashion from some of the world’s hottest designers. The women, men, children and home departments are all worth checking out, even if just for inspiration and a touch of Parisian chic in the heart of Tel Aviv.

Numero 13, Shabazi St 13, Tel Aviv-Yafo

https://www.instagram.com/p/BA83WQZt2E2/?taken-at=268954449

Fine Lab

Offering monochromatic furniture, home accessories, textiles and ambience, Fine Lab was founded in Ein Vered Kibbutz and has recently opened its first Tel Aviv store in Shabazi St, Neve Tzedek. One of the most picturesque neighbourhoods in the city, Neve Tzedek isn’t lacking designer boutiques and stores, so after checking out this black and white heaven, wander around its winding paths and browse the best of Israeli designer boutiques.

Fine Lab, Shabazi St 7, Tel Aviv-Yafo

https://www.instagram.com/p/_1v7QeCuCh/?taken-at=469618705

Ya Pan

Much like other restaurants by Israeli star chef, Yuval Ben Neriah, the design at his newest Japanese restaurant, Ya Pan, is just as extraordinary and impressive as the food on the menu. Serving some of the most surprising, beautifully presented and delicious dishes in Tel Aviv, the setting and design of this restaurant, by Pitsou Kedem architects along with Baranowitz & Goldberg architects, cannot be disregarded. It’s also part of what makes this restaurant one of the most talked-about establishments in the city. This is a place to enjoy a drink and some Japanese-fusion delicacies after a long day of exploring.

Ya Pan, Nahmani St 26, Tel Aviv-Yafo

https://www.instagram.com/p/BYlQb1-h3gn/

Culture Trips launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes places and communities so special.

Our immersive trips, led by Local Insiders, are once-in-a-lifetime experiences and an invitation to travel the world with like-minded explorers. Our Travel Experts are on hand to help you make perfect memories. All our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.

All our travel guides are curated by the Culture Trip team working in tandem with local experts. From unique experiences to essential tips on how to make the most of your future travels, we’ve got you covered.

Culture Trip Spring Sale

Save up to $1,656 on our unique small-group trips! Limited spots.

X
close-ad
Edit article