Hannukah, the Jewish ‘Festival of Light’ begins on November 28th, and Jonathan Adler has marked the occasion with a minimalist twist on an ancient classic.
The former guest editor has debuted a collection of three contemporary menorah designs as part of his Holiday series – all of which offer a minimalist twist on traditional decoration. The result? A modern decorating idea that is stylish enough to stand in your window – and bless your tablescape – long after the celebrations conclude.
‘A menorah should be chic and beautiful enough to be on display all year round,’ Jonathan shares in the discussion of his design with Livingetc.
‘Hannukah is my favorite time of the year, and I try to communicate that joy into the design of my menorahs. This season I was feeling minimalist and luxe et voila – the Bullseye Menorah (opens in new tab).’
Alongside the Bullseye, Jonathan maintains the minimalist interior design trend through the aptly-named ‘Mohawk Menorah (opens in new tab)’, his answer to an ‘unexpectedly fierce festival of lights’ that combines punk-inspired glam with posh unglazed porcelain to create a retro staple that will spark conversation throughout your celebration.
This fearless icon of 1970s subculture begins life in Jonathan Adler’s Soho pottery studio, where he (and his team) hand-sculpt the original model in clay. This is then transported to a workshop where artisans bring the structure to life.
And a minimalistic Hannukah doesn’t end there. Alongside the Bullseye and Mohawk, Jonathan completed the theme with his Peacock Menorah (opens in new tab) – a pre-loved Hannukah favorite that is reminiscent of Wiener Werkstatte style.
While this subtle silhouette offers an almost Scandi-cool take on the furnishing, the gold accents add just the right amount of decoration to keep it on the right side of minimalism.
‘The key ingredient in any color story has to be white, Jonathan also previously emphasized whilst sharing his modern living room ideas with Livingetc. ‘People think of me as a mad color enthusiast, but in reality, if you look at my work, you’ll see that I use white as a backdrop for everything.’ And it seems that this Hannukah is no exception.
Here’s to a beautifully minimalist Hannukah.
Megan is a News Writer across Future Plc’s homes titles, including Livingetc and Homes & Gardens. As a News Writer, she often focuses on micro-trends, wellbeing, celebrity-focused pieces, and everything IKEA.
Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and expansive collection of houseplants.
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