CeMMent Design is an art studio located in Old City Jaffa, Israel where ceMMent’s founder, Marit Meisler was born and raised. Meisler attended the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem where she majored in product design. While living in New York, she opened a ceMMent Design studio in Brooklyn, NY as well as in Jaffa, Israel where she currently residing.
Meisler and ceMMent Design aim to create unique household items and Judaica using materials that are generally found in large scale architectural settings, such as concrete, metal and polymers. Her goal is to challenge the way the average person perceives these traditional household and Judaica items and redefine these views by elevating the pieces with a contemporary design. She creates religious artifacts that are typically found in Jewish households, such as Judaica items used for holidays. Her designs include Shabbat candlesticks, menorahs for Hanukkah, mezuzahs, and Hamsas, as well as basic household items such as wall clocks. Each piece is handmade in the studio using a special blend of concrete and other ingredients to create a warm, tactile finish that is also easy to care for.
Her unique art is internationally known and featured in Jewish Museums in the United States in cities such as New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia, as well as in Berlin, Germany and more. While in New York, Meisler taught at the Pratt Institute of Art and Design and is currently teaching at the Shenkar College of Engineering as well as at her alma mater Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem.