Where form meets function

Celebrate the holidays with high design this year in form of a menorah by American architect Richard Meier. Exclusive to the Jewish Museum, the limited edition menorah features abstract architectural representations of significant moments in Jewish history.

From left to right, the first five candle holders represent locations of Jewish expulsion from Egypt, Roman Palestine, France, England and Spain. The sixth and seventh holders symbolise their emancipation and the violence they experienced and the eighth is a reminder of the concentration camps.

The menorah is made of pewter. (via Dezeen).

Above is Meier’s sketch for the design. Images of the menorah follow.

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