About Hanuka 21

Hanuka 21 has fundamentally re-interpreted the Hanukkah candelabrum, this traditional liturgical object, which also deserves place to ornament the home beyond the eight days of the holiday.

EightDays Design considers the candelabrum as an active and dynamic object symbolizing the multifaceted interactive and celebratory qualities of the holiday itself. Hanuka 21 is an even octahedron, each side signs one day of the holiday, thus distancing from the traditional representation by making the days equivalent and placing them on an equal footing. On Hanuka 21 each day is assigned one side, along with the appropriately numbered candle.

As the days pass, the candleholder must be turned to another side so as to place one more candle in the order specified by the Jewish liturgical custom.

The traditional Hanukkah candelabrum is built along a linear structure recalling the form of the Menorah or candleholder of the destroyed Temple of Jerusalem. In the culture of Judaica artefacts, partly because of the prohibition on the portrayal of human forms, the design of a Hanukkah menorah is iconic and represents both an honour and a challenge to the artist. Even today, Judaica is a dynamic, constantly changing and prolific part of universal culture.

Orsolya KECSKÉS

Marcell ÉGI

Eszter HAJDU

András DARÁNYI

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The EightDays Design Group was founded to re-interpret objects of the traditional Jewish liturgy from the perspectives of progressive design.

Contemporary Hungarian Jewry, still deeply traumatised by the memory of the Holocaust, hard to define itself in terms of a positive path of contemporary Jewish culture.

We aim to radically change this!
We are able to create a new wave of high-quality Jewish artefact design.
We connect the new design Judaica to universal progressive design trends.