Island, 2019, Sarit Shani Hay - Eretz Israel Museum

Island, 2019, Sarit Shani Hay

Photo: Roni Cnaani


Playwood, upholstery foam, felt; carpentry, upholstering, hand sewing


Sarit Shani Hay, b. 1964


“As a designer specializing in design for children and educational environments, I aspire to create objects and spaces that maintain a balance between industrially produced objects and

manual crafts, human isolation and social interaction.

In an age saturated with stimuli and increased exposure to pressure and noise, Shani has created an “island” of quiet that serves as a refuge, a split-level object that invites us to sit, recline and rest. The apex of each level features manually upholstered trees in a monochromatic palette, which underscore the streamlined, functional character of the work – at once playful and inspirational, without being childlike and appearing as a cliché.”


On display at the Glass Pavilion, Tel Aviv Biennale of Crafts & Design, MUZA – Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv.