I'm sure everyone will agree with me that you always feel a little excitement when you enter the duty free zone at the airport, not because of the tax free shopping and definitely not because of the food court, but because you know that this is a rest station on the way to somewhere new/beautiful/exciting or maybe even just back home. But for me this is not always the case, as I sometimes arrive to James Richardson duty free for work reasons, and I have to say each time I do I still get that little thrill from just being there. The last time I was visiting the James Richardson duty free was two weeks ago, when I was invited to exhibit the JR / Masterpiece collection.
A unique collaboration between the first International glass Art company Lalique, and 22 young designers from Bezalel Academy of Arts - Department of Ceramics and Glass and James Richardson Duty Free, gave birth to the exhibition: "Master
Piece collection" currently held in the duty free shop James Richardson. The Israeli public who will visit the JR Duty Free store during the month of October will be able to exhibit the works of art in the collection, and will also be able to influence the winning work by voting for his favorite design!
For the first time the LALIQUE Company will adopt the perfume bottle design of a Bezalel student, and put it to the products line. The winning bottle will be marketed as part of the LALIQUE company's products in international distribution! I think that this is pretty amazing don't you? And of course I already voted for my two favorite designs: one by Hanan Vanunu - STAFYLIA , and one by Aya Vanunu - IMPRESSIONS OF SCENT. both in my opinion did an amazing job with their designs, and really created something that is unique and also very decorative, and I'm a big fan of perfume bottles that I can display in my home long after I've finished the perfume. So if you are passing through the James Richardson duty free store in the next two weeks, go check it out and vote for the best design, you could help some young designer make a dream come true and that alone is a good reason to vote! :-)
The display in the center of the store
Aya Vanunu - IMPRESSIONS OF SCENT
Hanan Vanunu - STAFYLIA
Noga Ben-Amitai - MEMORIES OF GEISHA
Eden Hevroni - TARANTULA
Dror Rosenberg - LABO3
Matan Diyoled - THE PHARMAKON
Photos of perfume bottles by Dan Lev
Photos of the JR / Masterpiece collection by Itzick Biran
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