Friday, June 20, 2008
Hard to beat this Mezuzah
The mezuzah is made out of two pieces. The durable concrete cast slides over the metal parchment (klaf) holder which is mounted onto the door frame. The ש (Shin) letter is recessed from the surface of the concrete. The mirror finish of the nickel plated pewter stands as contrast to the warm textural quality of the concrete. This contemporary design places a concrete object back into its original architectural context.
Marit Meisler was born and raised in the Old City of Jaffa, Israel. She is a Product Design graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem and The London Institute Central Saint Martins.
She lives and works in New York. Her work has been exhibited in the renowned Salone Internazionale Del Mobile in Milan and in the Felissimo Design House in Manhattan, among other places.
Marit founded ceMMent Design LLC in 2006 and is now designing and manufacturing a line of cement and stainless steel products. Prior to this she was freelancing as a product designer in NYC, specializing in table-top products, furniture and lighting design. She is teaching at the Pratt Institute in New York in the Industrial Design department.