Sarit Shani Hay is an multi-disciplinary Israeli designer, combining art and design to create whimsical objects and dynamic spaces. Hay is motivated by the desire to recreate the outside world into her own unique universe. Hay says, “Art is a type of longing, a never-ending attempt to reconstruct and revive, a yearning for an unattainable world.” Childhood has always been an inexhaustible source of inspiration for Hay. She believes that a child’s environment is the soil in which their sensibilities develop and, therefore, childhood should be treasured and celebrated.
After spending several years abroad (New York, London, and Africa) and receiving a post-graduate diploma from London’s Chelsea College of Art and Design, Hay returned to Israel and launched her eponymous Tel Aviv design studio. The acclaimed studio specializes in the design of pedagogical environments, interior design, and custom furniture for both children and adults.