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.
EightDays Design group and Eszter Bircsák
at the Vienna and Budapest Design Weeks
Come and join our public lectures
and the workshops for product designers on the topic:
Contemporary Thinking And The Judaica
September 28-29 in Vienna
October 5-6 in Budapest
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.
The Jewish Museum Shop
1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street
New York, NY 10128
Filter Contemporary Jewelry Design and Art Gallery
Pozsonyi str. 49., Budapest
Áron Design Store
Budapest, Mammut Center 1.,
7 Design Store
Misenska 7; Prague, Czech Republic