Experimental and international furniture on view at Tent London

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Good contemporary interpretations of traditional Jewish objects are hard to find. Too often the beautiful old artifacts are reduced to macrame and batik. And for sure they are never seen at design fairs. But these Hungarian designers have a new and quirky look.

Take the Hanukkah menorah, a staple of every Jewish household... They have turned it into an eight sided octahedron made out of corian, concrete or steel. On each of the eight nights of the holiday another candle is lit. This menorah has eight sides and is revolved according to the number of candles. There is also a lovely wooden dreidl for the holiday.

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