In honor of its centennial in 2004, The Jewish Museum commissioned world-renowned designer Karim Rashid to design this unique menorah. Created in his signature bright colors, forms and materials, this bold statement brings a contemporary look to a traditional ritual object. It is a fitting celebration of Hanukkah for the 21st century!
In the 1980s, Judaica artists began to reexamine the form of the Hanukkah lamp, which according to rabbinical prescription should have eight lights in a straight row and on the same level, with a ninth set off from them. Peter Shire (b. 1947) typically takes familiar objects and reimagines their shapes, colors and materials so that we barely recognize them. Continue reading Eye On Design: Menorah #7 By Peter Shire