DEZEEN AWARDS 2021 PUBLIC VOTE WINNER
We are grateful for our devoted voters!!! Thank you all! Thanks to DEZEEN.
Interior Design Studio of the Year 2021: “Multidisciplinary interior and furniture design firm Sarit Shani Hay Design Studio specializes in private and public dynamic spaces, with a focus on child-centric design. The public voted the all-female studio interior design studio of the year with 29 per cent of votes.
The studio is dedicated to creating innovative and therapeutic learning-through-play environments in schools, kindergartens, hotels and hospitals where design becomes a vital and productive tool for social change” ...
"Island" installation- MUZA Eretz Israel Museum
We are happy to present The "Island" installation in our showroom. The work is presented as part of the Tel Aviv Crafts and Design Biennale, 2020. The Biannale will draw a picture of the current scene in the various fields of crafts and design.
As a designer specializing in children and educational environments, Sarit Shani Hay aspires to create objects and spaces that maintain a balance between industrialization and manual craft, 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 that underscore the streamlined, functional character of this work, which is playful and inspirational, without appearing childish or clichéd.
Sarit Shani Hay (b. 1964)
Plywood, upholstery foam, felt; carpentry, upholstering, hand-sewing
Soft Landscape Installation- Design Museum Holon
The work is a site-specific installation created especially for the Design Museum Holon taking into account the architectural plan of the museum planed by Ron Arad.
The installation is an imaginary landscape scene that examines concepts such as home, refuge, climate and animals, while exploring the relations between the wild landscape and the animals.
Animals occupy a central place in Sarit Shani Hay's work. She uses them to construct a private, imaginary jungle motivated by an empathic human gaze and a desire to overcome archaic fears.
* NOW ON VIEW in the Design Museum Holon "Black Box" Exhibition
* Design Museum Holon Magazine Interview with Sarit Shani Hay
* Dezeen Article: Sarit Shani Hay fills soft landscape installation with animal cushions
* Wallpaper Article: A landscape of playful animals pops up at Design Museum Holon
Sarit Shani Hay gave a masterclass in IE University in Madrid
We were honored to take part in a masterclass for the IE University in Madrid. The masterclass subject was: Design: A Tool for Social Change. Learning from Spaces for Children.
In this masterclass, award-winning designer Sarit Shani Hay discussed the intricacies behind designing creative spaces for kids in an era of rapid changes. How do we create an inspiring environment for our children? What happens when design meets pedagogy and how can we use design as a tool for social change? All these questions and more were covered using her latest award-winning projects and lessons learned throughout.
New book: "Sarit Shani Hay-Creative Spaces For Children"
We are very pleased to announce that our book "Sarit Shani Hay: Creative Spaces For Children" is available online on our online shop & in our showroom at 39 Nachmani St. Tel Aviv. The book is also available in: Tzomet Sfarim, Steimatzky, Sipur Pashut, Hamigdalor, Tolaat Sfarim and at the museum shops in the Tel Aviv Muesum of Art and the Muza- Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv.
Contact us by email: [email protected] or phone: (+972) 03-5666987.
The 350 pages bilingual book includes colorful photographs of different projects and objects, addresses the cultural and social context of child design and is accompanied by an insightful text.
Research and writing: Art curator Tali Tamir • Concept and graphic Design: Naama Tobias • English translation and copyediting: Maya Shimony • Advisor: Yuval Saar • Print production: Ayal Zakin • Publisher: Kinneret Zmora-Bitan
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Lecture at a conference of Tel Aviv University
Sarit Shani Hay: Inspirational learning spaces. A lecture at the 11th Annual Conference of the Graduate Program in Child and Youth Culture, The Lester and Sally Entin Faculty, Tel Aviv University.
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Frame Awards Winner 2020
We are so happy and honored to have won the Frame Awards Jury Prize in the Social Category for The First Inclusive School in Tel Aviv. The Social Award is one of eight design categories FRAME honors annually to celebrate positive social and environmental impact. In total, 1,076 projects were submitted from 51 countries all over the world to compete in this prestigious design competition.
New collection- spring 2019
The new spring 2019 collection showcasing a variety of custom made furniture in different styles & materials
The collection includes beds for all ages, cupboards, librarys, hand made dolls and more -
NOW IN OUR SHOWROOM
Design for Children- By Phaidon Publishing
Proud to be featured with our Crocodile Bean Bag in the new Design for Children book by Phaidon Publishing. The book is a comprehensive, genre-defining survey of children's product and furniture design from Bauhaus to today, written by Kimberlie Birks.
The book spotlights more than 450 beautiful, creative, stylish, and clever examples of designs created exclusively for kids - from toys, furniture, and tableware, to textiles, lights, and vehicles. A deep overview of Why Child Design Matters.
2018 European Product Design Award Winner
We are excited to share that our 'Catdog' Bean Bag was awarded with The European Product Design Award in Children's Products for 2018. The award ceremony took place in the exclusive Brussles Design Museum.
The European Product Design Award™ recognizes the efforts of talented international product designers who aim to improve our daily lives with their practical, well-thought-out creations. EPDA shares their innovative and ground-breaking products with the world.
Community project in south Tel Aviv
Located in Hatikva neighborhood in the south of Tel Aviv, this 1950's building went through a limited budget renovation with a special focus on colorful fun design.
On the main lobby, booths in different geometric shapes were designed allowing for free play activities and studying in groups.
This challenging community project was done in collaboration with Architect Chen Steinberg Navon & Ayelet Fisher.
A' Design Awards Gala 2018
Designer Sarit Shani Hay was honored at the 2018 A' Design Awards Gala in Como, Italy. The Gala is a very special black-tie event where the winners of the competition come together for an extraordinary evening.
2018 Silver A' Design Award Winner
We are excited to share that our design project of the '21st Century Kindergarten Complex' was awarded the Silver A' Design Award Winner in Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category 2017-2018.
The A' Design Awards was created to honor and recognize the exceptional award winning designers and brands who commit their life and resources for coming up with great design projects that benefit and advance society.
New Educational Space in Tamra Elementary School
A new unique project in Tamra, one of the Arab cities in Israel is an inspiring collaboration between a visionary director and our studio.