Contemporary Silver Magnetic Oil Menorah
Handcrafted and signed by the artist Yossi Matityahu, this menorah is made from silver and colored anodized aluminum deliberately faded into soft tones. Each oil canister is held in place by a metal ball that is being drawn to the magnets in the base, highlighting the design’s clean lines and dynamic shapes. Laser cut into its base is the phrase in Hebrew: “All the Miracles, and all the Wonders” that are the basis for the celebration of Chanukah.
Materials: Sterling, anodized aluminum; oil canisters are lined with glass containers
Size: 15 1/2″ x 9 1/2″ x 3″; base is 5″ diam.
Meet the Artist: Yossi Matityahu
Through his design, Yossi attempts to create a meeting point between the perception of Judaica as an antiquated field of art and the modern elements of design which include movement and minimalism. His process begins with the study of the original meaning of a particular ritual and the role of the object used. After this examination, Yossi begins the work of designing a utilitarian artifact with his primary source of influence being contemporary day-to-day life. The modern viewer then has a deeper understanding and connection to the artifact which might be lost with a more dated design.Learn More