Born 1976 in Tel Aviv/Israel.
Yael Mer studied at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart/Germany (2001), at the Bezalel Art and Design Academy in Jerusalem/Israel (BA 2002), at the College of Fashion in London (2005) and at London’s Royal College of Art at the Department of Design Products with Ron Arads and at Platform 10 with Daniel Charny and Roberto Feo (MA 2007).
In 2007/2008, Mer worked for Rolf Sachs in London, in 2007 for Kobold as a designer for bags, luggage and accessories in Xiamen/China, in 2006/2007 at the Gifu Invited Designer Programme of the Royal College of Art, and in 2005 for El Ultimo Grito. In 2003, she was an artist-in-residence at Mino Paper Art Village Project in Japan.
Together with Shay Alkalay, Yael Mer heads the Raw-Edges Design Studio. While Mer focuses on turning two-dimensional materials into spatial functional forms, Alkalay is mainly interested in how objects move, function and react.