Maker Monday: An Aspire Exclusive Interview With Mor Krisher

As Head of Product Design, Mor Krisher is the creative force behind Caesarstone, an international firm producing premium countertops. Guiding a process often overlooked, Krisher seeks to bring distinct pieces to homes through the selection of fine minerals and materials, like quartz, rust, and concrete, and the sustainable manufacture of each surface. Krisher finds inspiration in the organic materials he works with and his community at Caesarstone. Introducing this week’s Maker Monday, Mor Krisher.

Mor Krisher is the creative force behind Caesarstone’s unique countertops, including this Adamina top, part of their Whitelight Collection.

Mor Krisher is the creative force behind Caesarstone’s unique countertops, including this Adamina top, part of their Whitelight Collection.

Andrew Joseph: What is something you hope to see trending in design in the future?
Mor Krisher: Actual sustainable design. Today, more than ever, we realize that the time for action has come. For years, the saying, “If not us – who? If not now – when?” has been sounded through the halls of history. Yet, the time has come now to act. Earth is giving us so many signs that we can’t ignore anymore. As designers and trend setters, I feel obligated to make it happen. I want to provide clients with the opportunity to choose sustainable products, to educate the industry and the design world, to make beautiful products not only from the outside, but from the inside as well. This should be the approach for a better design, better for all.

Andrew: What’s the best thing that happened to you this month?
Mor: The product development team and I have finished developing Caesarstone’s 2022 designs and finalized the product plans for 2023 and 2024. This is very exciting. It sets new challenges and new winds in our sails… and hopefully in our company’s overall sales, too.

Andrew: What would your dream project or dream client be right now?
Mor: These days, houses are becoming homes again as people spend more time at home. We are working from home, studying from home, playing from home, shopping from home and doing many other things from home. We are insulated yet not isolated in our homes, and people are investing more resources to make their home a fortress.

I would love to work with a family who wanted to create a homey dream kitchen, and found in Caesarstone the perfect countertop or island, where the whole family can sit together and enjoy their time together.

Krisher’s work often finds its roots in nature, combining the sleekness of design with natural intricacies reflective of environment.

Krisher’s work often finds its roots in nature, combining the sleekness of design with natural intricacies reflective of environment.

Andrew: How would you define your work in three words?
Mor: Art of innovation.

Andrew: What might the design world look like in 10 years?
Mor: I predict that design will continue to be more individualized. Clients will be more involved in choosing every detail of their design and will have a closer relationship with the selected designers. Global collaboration will continue to grow though individuals will still know what design is more suitable to them, and the industry will enable them to participate in the creation of the result.

Andrew: What’s inspiring you in life (in the industry) right now?
Mor: We are facing a rare period of time now, coming out on the other side of a major tragedy. It is like coming out from a world war. The world has to rehabilitate itself, and the people are going to do it together. We must give our clients the tools to rebuild their worlds – like a Renaissance. Caesarstone aims to be there for the people with the best products, suitable for this unique era.

Caesarstone has provided a fine selection, like this Arabetto piece, for its countertops since 1987.

Caesarstone has provided a fine selection, like this Arabetto piece, for its countertops since 1987.

Andrew: What about your design style has shifted this quarantine?
Mor: My design style has become more colorful and more inspired by nature than before. It is not a time for somber design, but for cheerful, endearing designs that are full of life. We need to respect and honor nature more. Be inspired by it and learn to live alongside it by cherishing and sanctifying it. Our kitchens and interiors can become an extension of the outside world.

Andrew: What did you rediscover about yourself during COVID?
Mor: I love my job and especially the very special people in it. You never miss it till it’s going away, and I miss meeting face-to-face with all my Caesarstone coworkers around the world.

Andrew: How have you managed to grow your long-distance relationships?
Mor: Having the same issues and facing the same challenges made us more relatable to each other. It was important for me to care not only for my own family but also for the families of my colleagues overseas. The virtual meeting world enabled us to keep working but it will never replace being together in person.


About The Maker | Mor Krisher has led the Caesarstone design team since 2009. Based at the global company headquarters in Sdot Yam, Israel, Krisher oversees research and development, innovation and product design for the international pioneer of quartz surfaces. He leads the team that creates eye-catching new colors, patterns, and textures suited to the global clientele in the fifty countries that Caesarstone serves through development of new technologies and extensive trend research.

As the Caesarstone HQ is close by the ancient city of Caesaria, Krisher finds inspiration outside his door and from around the world. “As a design team, we benefit from spectacular surroundings, from stunning desert landscapes to sheer mountain faces and archaeological reminders of classical antiquity, all within a short drive of our design facilities,” says Krisher.

Before joining Caesarstone, Krisher held design positions at ROT Metal Industries, NCK Design Studio and Jonathan Bar Or Design Studio. He holds a Master of Design in Integrated Design from Holon Institute of Technology in Israel.


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