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Nov 2, 2015

by Anat Stein

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Hi, my name is Anat Stein. Hadas Kruk and I are the designers behind Studio Armadillo, a collection of Judaica for design lovers. We are based in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Hadas and I became friends while studying industrial design. After working on some design projects together during our senior year, we established Studio Armadillo. In the beginning, we worked for other entrepreneurs in the industry, creating one-of-a-kind items related to Jewish culture that were exhibited in museums and galleries in Israel and the US. Then, a couple of years ago, we felt we were ready to launch our own small collection.

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Developing our collection was – and still is – quite similar to the industrial processes we encountered in the past. We start with 3-D mock-ups, turn our paper models into computer models, fine-tune the designs on the computer, 3-D print our final designs, and then turn them into plaster molds. Finally, we work with local workshops run by highly skilled artists (who also have their own collections) to produce the pieces in small quantities using serial production. We love being responsible for the entire vision of our brand – we are the clients, creative managers, production managers, and the marketers. It’s exciting!

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All of our collections evolve from holiday to holiday, but we always aim to celebrate tradition and add interest, joy and playfulness to the holiday table. When people ask what inspires us to create modern Judaica, our answer, quite simply, is that our work reflects us. We are curious about roots and culture, holidays, habits, food, hosting, and also various aspects of Jewish street life. Our creative inspiration is a mix of what we love in design: the simplicity of origami, geometry and mathematics; the playfulness of games and puzzles; and of course, modernism – a design era we adore.

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Choosing Etsy as the platform for our shop has allowed us to expand our audience; Etsy allows us to reach a wider audience than we could ever imagine. Many design blogs and stylish home shops have reached out to us through Etsy. In the future, we wish to keep designing and producing joyful objects made for celebrations, enjoy our creative process and our friendship, spend time with our families, go camping, go to rock concerts, and never talk about work on Shabbat!

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Portait by Arnon Kaufman; table photographs by Aya Wind; all other images by Studio Armadillo.

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Passover gift - Geometric Shabbat candlesticks, with 24k gold pattern. Modern judaica, Wedding gift from Israel,
Passover gift - Geometric Shabbat candlesticks, with 24k gold pattern. Modern judaica, Wedding gift from Israel,
StudioArmadillo
$119.00 USD
Woodcraft Passover gift - Tangram Seder plate, Modern Judaica in geometric style, Mahogany Seder plate, Pessach hostess gift from Israel
Woodcraft Passover gift - Tangram Seder plate, Modern Judaica in geometric style, Mahogany Seder plate, Pessach hostess gift from Israel
StudioArmadillo
$248.00 USD
Woodcraft Seder plate, Passover gift. Modern Passover night decor with Matzoh tray, Modern judaica Tangram inspired,Judaica gift from israel
Woodcraft Seder plate, Passover gift. Modern Passover night decor with Matzoh tray, Modern judaica Tangram inspired,Judaica gift from israel
StudioArmadillo
$248.00 USD
Kiddush cup, Geometric modern wine cup  with 24K  rose-gold pattern Jewish Gift, Wedding gift,Passover Gift, handmade in Israel
Kiddush cup, Geometric modern wine cup with 24K rose-gold pattern Jewish Gift, Wedding gift,Passover Gift, handmade in Israel
StudioArmadillo
$64.00 USD
Passover Seder plate +  set of 6 pomegranate shape coasters.  Modern Judaica design Jewish gift 2 in 1 set Made in Israel, Passover gift
Passover Seder plate + set of 6 pomegranate shape coasters. Modern Judaica design Jewish gift 2 in 1 set Made in Israel, Passover gift
StudioArmadillo
$104.00 USD
Mezuzah case,Jewish housewarming gift, Modern geometric,Judaica design Grey ceramic Jewish wedding gift, For 4.8" kosher  scroll
Mezuzah case,Jewish housewarming gift, Modern geometric,Judaica design Grey ceramic Jewish wedding gift, For 4.8" kosher scroll
StudioArmadillo
$60.00 USD
Mezuzah case, Modern geometric Judaica, White ceramic Judaica art with silver 'ש', Jewish wedding gift, Fits a 4.8'' kosher scroll
Mezuzah case, Modern geometric Judaica, White ceramic Judaica art with silver 'ש', Jewish wedding gift, Fits a 4.8'' kosher scroll
StudioArmadillo
$60.00 USD
Modern Mezuzah case,aqua green,Contemporary Judaica, Israeli design, Jewish wedding housewarming gift fits a 4" kosher scroll
Modern Mezuzah case,aqua green,Contemporary Judaica, Israeli design, Jewish wedding housewarming gift fits a 4" kosher scroll
StudioArmadillo
$58.00 USD
Modern Mezuzah case,Contemporary Judaica,Israeli design - aqua Green  mezuzah, Jewish wedding housewarming gift fits a 4" kosher scroll
Modern Mezuzah case,Contemporary Judaica,Israeli design - aqua Green mezuzah, Jewish wedding housewarming gift fits a 4" kosher scroll
StudioArmadillo
$58.00 USD
Colored Mezuzah cases, Set of 3  Your choice, Jewish Wedding Gift , Modern geometric Judaica, For 4" scroll, Unique mezuzah from Israel
Colored Mezuzah cases, Set of 3 Your choice, Jewish Wedding Gift , Modern geometric Judaica, For 4" scroll, Unique mezuzah from Israel
StudioArmadillo
$156.00 USD
Mezuzah case,Modern geometric Judaica, Turquoise ceramic Jewish gift for wedding, Gift for new home of for Hanukkah celebration
Mezuzah case,Modern geometric Judaica, Turquoise ceramic Jewish gift for wedding, Gift for new home of for Hanukkah celebration
StudioArmadillo
$58.00 USD
Mezuzah case,Modern geometric Judaica, For 10cm kosher scroll, Pink ceramic,Judaica art gift,Gift for new home
Mezuzah case,Modern geometric Judaica, For 10cm kosher scroll, Pink ceramic,Judaica art gift,Gift for new home
StudioArmadillo
$58.00 USD
Modern Mezuzah case Contemporary Judaica Israeli design - Jewish wedding housewarming , fits a 4" scroll ,Judaica gift,passover gift
Modern Mezuzah case Contemporary Judaica Israeli design - Jewish wedding housewarming , fits a 4" scroll ,Judaica gift,passover gift
StudioArmadillo
$58.00 USD
Mezuzah case, Modern geometric Judaica - Orange ceramic Jewish gift for wedding Gift for new home fits a 4" scroll, passover gift ,
Mezuzah case, Modern geometric Judaica - Orange ceramic Jewish gift for wedding Gift for new home fits a 4" scroll, passover gift ,
StudioArmadillo
$58.00 USD
Ceramic Mezuzah case, Modern geometric Judaica Fits a  2.7 "  scroll, White ceramic with silver 'ש', Jewish wedding gift, Made in Israel
Ceramic Mezuzah case, Modern geometric Judaica Fits a 2.7 " scroll, White ceramic with silver 'ש', Jewish wedding gift, Made in Israel
StudioArmadillo
$49.00 USD
Light blue Mezuzah case Modern Judaica  - Fits 7cm scroll Gift from Israel,passover gift
Light blue Mezuzah case Modern Judaica - Fits 7cm scroll Gift from Israel,passover gift
StudioArmadillo
$49.00 USD
Pair of Shabbat candleholders, Geometric white ceramic candlesticks, Modern Judaica, Trendy housewarmig gift,Passover gift , Made in Israel
Pair of Shabbat candleholders, Geometric white ceramic candlesticks, Modern Judaica, Trendy housewarmig gift,Passover gift , Made in Israel
StudioArmadillo
$62.00 USD
Jewish housewarming gift Mezuzah case, Modern geometric Judaica Fits a 2.7" scroll, pale green ceramic, Jewish wedding gift, made in Israel
Jewish housewarming gift Mezuzah case, Modern geometric Judaica Fits a 2.7" scroll, pale green ceramic, Jewish wedding gift, made in Israel
StudioArmadillo
$49.00 USD
Passover gift Seder plate + set of 6 pomegranate shape coasters, Modern Judaica design Jewish wedding gift,Jewish holiday gift,Star of david
Passover gift Seder plate + set of 6 pomegranate shape coasters, Modern Judaica design Jewish wedding gift,Jewish holiday gift,Star of david
StudioArmadillo
$104.00 USD
Hanukkah dreidel vase - with Hebrew letters - Chanukah Ceramic spin top hanukkah decorations Two in One playful and fun gift Made in Israel
Hanukkah dreidel vase - with Hebrew letters - Chanukah Ceramic spin top hanukkah decorations Two in One playful and fun gift Made in Israel
StudioArmadillo
$57.00 USD
Modern Mezuzah case, Contemporary Judaica, Light Blue geometric Mezuzah case, Jewish wedding housewarming gift fits a 4"  kosher scroll
Modern Mezuzah case, Contemporary Judaica, Light Blue geometric Mezuzah case, Jewish wedding housewarming gift fits a 4" kosher scroll
StudioArmadillo
$58.00 USD
Pair of grey geometric pentagon candlesticks, Modern Judaica, ceramic shabbat candle holders, holiday   gift,passover gift, Made in Israel
Pair of grey geometric pentagon candlesticks, Modern Judaica, ceramic shabbat candle holders, holiday gift,passover gift, Made in Israel
StudioArmadillo
$62.00 USD
Modern mezuzah case, Geometric Judaica for new home, Jewish wedding gift,Passover gift, Grey ceramic               fits a 2.7" scroll
Modern mezuzah case, Geometric Judaica for new home, Jewish wedding gift,Passover gift, Grey ceramic fits a 2.7" scroll
StudioArmadillo
$49.00 USD
White Mezuzah case Ceramic Modern Judaica for - Fits a 2.7" scroll Gift from Israel
White Mezuzah case Ceramic Modern Judaica for - Fits a 2.7" scroll Gift from Israel
StudioArmadillo
$49.00 USD
Modern Mezuzah case,  Curved ceramic Mezuzah, Wavy pale green Mezuzah for new home, Jewish wedding gift, Fits a 2.7" scroll
Modern Mezuzah case, Curved ceramic Mezuzah, Wavy pale green Mezuzah for new home, Jewish wedding gift, Fits a 2.7" scroll
StudioArmadillo
$49.00 USD
Geometric vase, White ceramic vase, Origami inspired holiday Gift idea, flower vase, Modern home decor vase
Geometric vase, White ceramic vase, Origami inspired holiday Gift idea, flower vase, Modern home decor vase
StudioArmadillo
$74.00 USD
Mezuzah case,Jewish housewarming gift, Geometric Judaica, Fits a 4.8"  kosher scroll,White ceramic mezuzah with gold 'ש', Judaica art gift
Mezuzah case,Jewish housewarming gift, Geometric Judaica, Fits a 4.8" kosher scroll,White ceramic mezuzah with gold 'ש', Judaica art gift
StudioArmadillo
$60.00 USD
Baby Mezuzah, Girl Pink Mezuzah case, Newborn Jewish gift, Nursery room decor modern Judaica /Fits 7cm scroll, Made in Israel
Baby Mezuzah, Girl Pink Mezuzah case, Newborn Jewish gift, Nursery room decor modern Judaica /Fits 7cm scroll, Made in Israel
StudioArmadillo
$49.00 USD
Geometric candle holders, pale Green ceramic, Modern Judaica, Trendy housewarmig,passover gift, pair of Shabbat candlesticks, Made in Israel
Geometric candle holders, pale Green ceramic, Modern Judaica, Trendy housewarmig,passover gift, pair of Shabbat candlesticks, Made in Israel
StudioArmadillo
$62.00 USD
Geometric Shabbat candle holders, Geometric judaica, Wedding gift, gift from Israel,passover gift
Geometric Shabbat candle holders, Geometric judaica, Wedding gift, gift from Israel,passover gift
StudioArmadillo
$109.00 USD
Modern Mezuzah case,  Curved ceramic Mezuzah, Wavy light blue Mezuzah for new home, Jewish wedding gift,passover gift, Fits a 2.7" scroll
Modern Mezuzah case, Curved ceramic Mezuzah, Wavy light blue Mezuzah for new home, Jewish wedding gift,passover gift, Fits a 2.7" scroll
StudioArmadillo
$49.00 USD
Modern Mezuzah case,  Curved ceramic Mezuzah, Passover Gift,Wavy white  Mezuzah  with gold "Shin", Jewish wedding gift, Fits a 2.7" scroll
Modern Mezuzah case, Curved ceramic Mezuzah, Passover Gift,Wavy white Mezuzah with gold "Shin", Jewish wedding gift, Fits a 2.7" scroll
StudioArmadillo
$49.00 USD
Modern Mezuzah case,  Curved ceramic Mezuzah, Passover Gift,Wavy white  Mezuzah  with silver "Shin", Jewish wedding gift, Fits a 2.7" scroll
Modern Mezuzah case, Curved ceramic Mezuzah, Passover Gift,Wavy white Mezuzah with silver "Shin", Jewish wedding gift, Fits a 2.7" scroll
StudioArmadillo
$49.00 USD
passover gift,Pair of candlesticks, white ceramic with gold geometric pattern , Shabbat candle holders, modern Judaica
passover gift,Pair of candlesticks, white ceramic with gold geometric pattern , Shabbat candle holders, modern Judaica
StudioArmadillo
$84.00 USD
white Shabbat candlesticks, Geometric candlesticks, Modern Judaica, Ceramic candle holders, Bat - Mitzvah gift,passover gift,
white Shabbat candlesticks, Geometric candlesticks, Modern Judaica, Ceramic candle holders, Bat - Mitzvah gift,passover gift,
StudioArmadillo
$62.00 USD
Pair of candlestick your choice - tall or flat /white, yellow, aqua, pink or grey, Shabbat Candle holder  gift,passover gift, made in Israel
Pair of candlestick your choice - tall or flat /white, yellow, aqua, pink or grey, Shabbat Candle holder gift,passover gift, made in Israel
StudioArmadillo
$62.00 USD
Yellow Shabbat candlesticks, Geometric style, ceramic pair of candle holders, Modern Judaica,passover gift, Made in Israel
Yellow Shabbat candlesticks, Geometric style, ceramic pair of candle holders, Modern Judaica,passover gift, Made in Israel
StudioArmadillo
$62.00 USD
Mezuzah case, Modern geometric Judaica For  2.7" (7cm) scroll, White ceramic with gold 'ש', Judaica gift, Jewish wedding gift,Made in Israel
Mezuzah case, Modern geometric Judaica For 2.7" (7cm) scroll, White ceramic with gold 'ש', Judaica gift, Jewish wedding gift,Made in Israel
StudioArmadillo
$49.00 USD
Mezuzah case, Octagon Modern geometric Judaica For  2.7" (7cm) scroll, White ceramic with gold 'ש', Jewish wedding gift,Made in Israel
Mezuzah case, Octagon Modern geometric Judaica For 2.7" (7cm) scroll, White ceramic with gold 'ש', Jewish wedding gift,Made in Israel
StudioArmadillo
$49.00 USD
Geometric Mezuzah case, Jewish housewarming gift, Modern Judaica, Light blue ceramic, Jewish wedding gift, For  5" scroll, Made in Israel
Geometric Mezuzah case, Jewish housewarming gift, Modern Judaica, Light blue ceramic, Jewish wedding gift, For 5" scroll, Made in Israel
StudioArmadillo
$60.00 USD
Pair of candle holders White ceramic with 24K gold pattern, double sided / two uses table decor candle holders,passover gift
Pair of candle holders White ceramic with 24K gold pattern, double sided / two uses table decor candle holders,passover gift
StudioArmadillo
$104.00 USD
Modern Hanukkah Menorah,Contemporary Judaica gift,Chanukah candelabra ,ceramic Chanukia,hanukkah decorations,Jewish wedding gift
Modern Hanukkah Menorah,Contemporary Judaica gift,Chanukah candelabra ,ceramic Chanukia,hanukkah decorations,Jewish wedding gift
StudioArmadillo
$127.00 USD
Tangram Hanukkah Menorah, Plafyul and modular, Modern Judaica Menorah, wooden Candleholders, geometric style Jewish wedding gift
Tangram Hanukkah Menorah, Plafyul and modular, Modern Judaica Menorah, wooden Candleholders, geometric style Jewish wedding gift
StudioArmadillo
$268.00 USD
Mezuzah case Modern Judaica , Hanukkah Gift decoration, Mezuza Fits a 4" scroll, with Silver 'Shi'n'  Housewarming gift, Judaica art
Mezuzah case Modern Judaica , Hanukkah Gift decoration, Mezuza Fits a 4" scroll, with Silver 'Shi'n' Housewarming gift, Judaica art
StudioArmadillo
$58.00 USD
Pair of Shabbat candlesticks White ceramic with 24K gold geometric pattern - your choice of 2 styles, Passover gift, handmade in Israel
Pair of Shabbat candlesticks White ceramic with 24K gold geometric pattern - your choice of 2 styles, Passover gift, handmade in Israel
StudioArmadillo
$88.00 USD
Origami Menorah, Hanukkah Menorah, modern geometric Judaica, White ceramic Hanukya, Contemporary Judaica, Chanukah gift, Jewish wedding gift
Origami Menorah, Hanukkah Menorah, modern geometric Judaica, White ceramic Hanukya, Contemporary Judaica, Chanukah gift, Jewish wedding gift
StudioArmadillo
$127.00 USD
Hanukkah Menorah,Wooden modular judaica Tangram puzzle,hanukah decoration, Made in Israel, Chanukkah wooden menorah gift, Judaica art
Hanukkah Menorah,Wooden modular judaica Tangram puzzle,hanukah decoration, Made in Israel, Chanukkah wooden menorah gift, Judaica art
StudioArmadillo
$268.00 USD
White ceramic dreidel, Small vase and spinning top - Two in One Chanukah gift ,modern Judaica gift, Hanukkah decoration,Handmade in Israel
White ceramic dreidel, Small vase and spinning top - Two in One Chanukah gift ,modern Judaica gift, Hanukkah decoration,Handmade in Israel
StudioArmadillo
$57.00 USD
Holiday judaica gift, Pair of Shabbat candlesticks, White ceramic, , wedding gift & Bat-Mitzvah gift Two sided / two uses candle holders
Holiday judaica gift, Pair of Shabbat candlesticks, White ceramic, , wedding gift & Bat-Mitzvah gift Two sided / two uses candle holders
StudioArmadillo
$87.00 USD
Hanukkah Menorah,Modern geometric Judaica,White ceramic Contemporary Judaica Chanukah &wedding gift, hanukkah decorations
Hanukkah Menorah,Modern geometric Judaica,White ceramic Contemporary Judaica Chanukah &wedding gift, hanukkah decorations
StudioArmadillo
$127.00 USD
Ceramic dreidel - your choice of 3 colors - Small vase and spinning top - modern Chanukah gift, Hanukkah decoration, Handmade in Israel
Ceramic dreidel - your choice of 3 colors - Small vase and spinning top - modern Chanukah gift, Hanukkah decoration, Handmade in Israel
StudioArmadillo
$57.00 USD
Passover gift, Pomegranates and honey hive 3 in 1 set wooden tray +Set of coasters +ceramic dishes. For Jewish holidays, Jewish table decor
Passover gift, Pomegranates and honey hive 3 in 1 set wooden tray +Set of coasters +ceramic dishes. For Jewish holidays, Jewish table decor
StudioArmadillo
$58.00 USD
Modern Mezuzah case, Judaica gift, White with silver Shin, Jewish wedding housewarming gift fits a 4" kosher scroll, Gift from israel
Modern Mezuzah case, Judaica gift, White with silver Shin, Jewish wedding housewarming gift fits a 4" kosher scroll, Gift from israel
StudioArmadillo
$58.00 USD
Geometric candlesticks, Modern Judaica,Passover Gift, Pink ceramic candle holders, Trendy pair of Shabbat candlesticks, Made in Israel
Geometric candlesticks, Modern Judaica,Passover Gift, Pink ceramic candle holders, Trendy pair of Shabbat candlesticks, Made in Israel
StudioArmadillo
$62.00 USD
Jewish gift, Shabbat Kiddush cup, Ceramic wine goblet, Geometric wine cup, white ceramic with 24K gold pattern Judica Gift, Passover Gift
Jewish gift, Shabbat Kiddush cup, Ceramic wine goblet, Geometric wine cup, white ceramic with 24K gold pattern Judica Gift, Passover Gift
StudioArmadillo
$64.00 USD
Pair of shabat candle holders White ceramic with 24K rose gold pattern, double sided / two uses table decor candle holders, passover gift
Pair of shabat candle holders White ceramic with 24K rose gold pattern, double sided / two uses table decor candle holders, passover gift
StudioArmadillo
$104.00 USD
Modular candelabra, white ceramic, CREATE YOUR DESIGN of Geometric candle holders set, choose how many of pentagon and hexagon  candlesticks
Modular candelabra, white ceramic, CREATE YOUR DESIGN of Geometric candle holders set, choose how many of pentagon and hexagon candlesticks
StudioArmadillo
$87.00 USD
Hanukkah dreidel vase - with Gold Hebrew letters - Collectible Hanukkah spin top decorations Two in One playful and fun Hanukkah gift
Hanukkah dreidel vase - with Gold Hebrew letters - Collectible Hanukkah spin top decorations Two in One playful and fun Hanukkah gift
StudioArmadillo
$66.00 USD
Shabbat candlesticks,Geometric modern Judaica gift ,White ceramic candle holders,passover gift Contemporary Jewish wedding gift from Israel,
Shabbat candlesticks,Geometric modern Judaica gift ,White ceramic candle holders,passover gift Contemporary Jewish wedding gift from Israel,
StudioArmadillo
$109.00 USD
Mezuzah case,Jewish housewarming gift, Geometric Judaica, Fits a 4.8"  kosher scroll, Light green ceramic, Judaica art gift
Mezuzah case,Jewish housewarming gift, Geometric Judaica, Fits a 4.8" kosher scroll, Light green ceramic, Judaica art gift
StudioArmadillo
$60.00 USD

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