I never thought that I would ever write a post about a synagogue but this one is a must see! This space was actually once a Gucci store in Crosby Street and designer Dror Benshetritt managed to transform it into a modish Soho Synagogue. I think the whole strategy of integrating spiritual conventions with trend-setting aesthetics is just brilliant, and what is more tasteful is the fact that most of the elements within the confines of this space are actually re-used materials.
|The fabric represents the lines of the Tallit |
that the men wear while praying
|The colored bricks on the right display the names|
of the donors
|The brick walls are revealed to emit an industrial |
|"Dror used seven of the brick floor joist squares |
that were revealed to create a menorah fresco"
|Love the scallop shaped chairs!|
[Images via Inhabitat]