Yoav Liberman has been an active furniture designer and woodworker for over thirteen years. While his primary interest is in Campaign, knock-down furniture and innovative metal hardware, his own furniture and artwork draws mostly on discarded wood and found objects. His pieces have recently been exhibited at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City, the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA, The Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia, Penland Gallery, NC, as well as SOFA Chicago. Yoav has published articles on woodworking and design in Woodwork Magazine, American Woodworker, as well as several prominent Israeli design publications. Additionally, he has curated a number of furniture shows in the U.S. and in Israel.
Yoavs pieces have been featured in Larks 500 Tables, 500 Wooden Bowls, 500 Cabinets and 500 Judaica books, and in Mind & Hand: Contemporary Studio Furniture, (Schiffer books 2012). In addition, he is a tool inventor. His line of new magnetic measuring tools is currently under production by Lee Valley, Inc., and his most recent woodworking tool is made by Rockler, Inc.
He created and led the Woodworking and Creativity Program at Harvard University's Eliot House, (2003-2011) where he taught seminars in woodworking and furniture design for beginning and advanced students. He was also an adjunct faculty member at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design in Israel where he developed and taught a core classes in furniture design and material studies.
In 2010-11 Yoav was a Windgate Foundation Artist in Residence/Fellow at Purchase College, New York (Fall 2010). He was also an Artist in Residence and instructor at the Worcester Center for Craft in Worcester, Massachusetts (2001-2003). His teaching experience was enriched by several stints at Peters Valley and Penland School of Crafts, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and Massachusetts College of Art and Design. He lives in Chestnut Ridge, NY, and teaches woodworking at the Rudolf Steiner School in Manhattan.