Best Modern Menorahs 2011

With Hanukkah right around the corner, it's time to get a handle on some attractive menorahs with a bit of a modern flair. Folks need guidance! Most of the ones I've seen are not beautiful enough to make it into your home (or building lobby). Here's an updated roundup for this season.

I've scoured our site, the web and chosen the ones that I like best. I've also included some good sources below. Got your own best pick? Put it in the comments below. Also, remember that many of these picks of mine come from shops that have a number of other designs, many of which aren't half bad.

Also, hats off to new DC blogger, Susan Mitchell Blavin, who did a great post last week on Menorahs, which I include below. Enjoy!

My Top Picks for 2010

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>> Cast Iron Menorah by Josh Owen for Areaware

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>> Menorah by Marilyn Davidson for Nambe

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>> Rosewood Menorah by Stephanie Caplan

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>> Skyline Menorah from Jonathan Adler

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>> Ginkgo Contemporary Oil Lamp Hanukkah Menorah

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>> Olive Branch Menorah by Michael Aram

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>> Sabra Menorah by Anat Basanta

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>> Silver Menorah from Crate & Barrel

More Good Roundups


>> Sleek Modern Menorahs by Susan Mitchell Blavin
>> Roundup: 5 Eco-Friendly Hanukkah Menorahs
>> Out of the Ordinary Menorahs from Modern Tribe
>> The Jewish Museum has a nice big collection
>> Modern Menorah List by Laura Sweet
>> Top 10 Menorahs - 2006
>> Good Questions: Modern Menorah?

From Readers

Lillie in Los Angeles:

I think that the Flexus menorah is ideal for Apartment Therapy folks. Not only is it simply and elegantly designed, but each of the nine candleholders can be used throughout the year as lovely individual candleholders.

(However, my personal favorite is the funky Man-orah made of galvanized steel piping!)

Laura in Chicago:

Saw your posting about Menorah's and wanted to let you know about some great ones currently available at the Spertus Shop at Chicago's Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies.

The shop stocks Chicago's most creative selection of menorahs (with prices starting at $18); among them is Michael Aram's new Pomegranate Menorah, which is an elegant reminder to wish for our good deeds to be as numerous as the seeds of the pomegranate, as well the Peace Menorah, which donates a portion of the proceeds to The Institute For The Study & Practice of Nonviolence.

7934sst in Israel

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Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver.

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