For this Pesach, I have given my Modular Magnetic Matzah Plate a redesign.
This Matzah Plate with a difference is created in high quality shiny stainless steel and brushed anodized aluminum. It is unashamedly modern, and everything about it is different from the design to the production techniques.
The original inspiration for this sculptural Matzah plate was the view of the sea in Tel Aviv and yachts on the ocean.
Instead of the traditional plates where the Matzah is lying down, here, they become part of the design. But even when not holding Matzah, the plate makes a striking centrepiece all of its own. And in addition, can also be used as a napkin holder.
Instead of the conventional silversmithing technique of soldering to join the pieces together, I experimented and perfected a new technique that uses magnets. The steel top pieces are hand curved to form gentle waves and in the fresh re-design they are now straight for an even sleeker appearance. In addition, the base metal has now been changed to aluminium. The sails attach to the anodized base with hidden neodymium magnets which creates a modular design so you can choose how to place the waves to change the look of the piece.
Modular Magnetic Matzah Plateis now available to order now from the Laura Cowan Modern Judaica Online Store.