We're greatly looking forward to the forthcoming book "Improvisation: New Design in Israel" by Mel Byars, author of numerous industrial design books, including the "Pro-Design" series. Unfortunately we'll have to stick to looking at the pictures of the new book, as an English-language version is not guaranteed (the original text is in Hebrew).
What's going on in Israeli industrial design? In the author's own words,
...the advantage and disadvantage of what's happening in Israel: the use of ready-made and improvisation [which is] related to a lack of budgets. There are almost no organizations today in Israel that nurture the field of design, and there are few entrepreneurs and factories that hire regular designers and reward them with full cooperation over the long term.
On the other hand, improvisation is responsible for the interesting and original designs that appear in the book. I call Israel "the world capital of ready-made." There's nowhere else in the world where improvisation and the use of ready-made materials is so widespread.