The chic trend Jonathan Adler is embracing this Hannukah

This is how to celebrate the Festival of light, the designer-approved way

Jonathan Adler's minimalist Hannukah celebration
(Image credit: Jonathan Adler)

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

YP x Jonathan Adler collection

(Image credit: Yellowpop x Jonathan Adler collection/ photograph by Joe Thomas)

‘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.’

Alongside the Bullseye, Jonathan maintains the minimalist interior design trend through the aptly-named ‘Mohawk Menorah’, 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.

Jonathan Adler's minimalist Hannukah celebration

(Image credit: Jonathan Adler)

And a minimalistic Hannukah doesn’t end there. Alongside the Bullseye and Mohawk, Jonathan completed the theme with his Peacock Menorah – 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. 

Jonathan Adler's minimalist Hannukah celebration

(Image credit: Jonathan Adler)

‘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 Slack

Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team.

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 whilst 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.

Megan currently lives in London, where she relocated from her hometown in Yorkshire. In her home, she experiments with interior design trends and draws inspiration from the home decor ideas she observes in her everyday work life. Her favorite pieces include her antique typewriter and her expansive collection of houseplants. When she isn’t writing, she is browsing London’s coffee shops and bookstores to add to her ever-growing library, taking over the open shelving in her apartment.