Ester Shahaf is a graduate of Tel Aviv University in theater and costume design. Ester draws her inspiration from the picturesque town of Binyamina in which she lives and creates, integrating all the different cultures of the region. Combining Far Eastern influences with nouveau, Mediterranean with modern, she reflects in her use of and style all of the diverse and exotic heritages that makes Israel and its people so enchanting. Ester uses in her work a blend of contrasting and coordinating materials. The soft and warm wood blends with the clean, smooth metal; shiny crystals rest on vivid satin colors. Each piece is individually hand crafted, using pewter, silver, brass and Swarovski crystals.