Studio Armadillo, a Tel Aviv-based design collective, was founded by Hadas Kruk (Israeli, b. 1970) and Anat Stein (Israeli, b. 1972), and in 2002 also included Sharon Samish-Dagan (Israeli, b. 1971). Known for its modernist, often whimsical designs for household and industrial objects, it has also produced a line of contemporary Judaica.
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Artwork: Izhar Patkin, Salonière, 1998, collage on paper. The Jewish Museum, NY: Purchase: Fine Arts Acquisitions Committee Fund.