You slowly step inside an emptied-out room as if you stepped outside space and time.
Everything is bright white, except the vanilla-colored doors of the closet. Another timid step towards the closet. You stop and gently touch the velvety handles. You open the doors of this curious closet like you just opened the hardcover of a lost novel. The whole story reveals itself all at once.
It is the story of Sara Berman’s Closet exhibited at New York’s Metropolitan Museum in 2017. The precisely organized, impeccably simple closet of an immigrant who traveled from Belarus to Palestine to New York.
The new Nehera collection is inspired by the beauty and meaning behind Sara’s closet. Every piece is meticulously organized and crafted and the collection is a scene of contemplation and change, of discarding rather than accumulating, of essence over excess, of functionality over superfluous. Equally, as in Sara’s wardrobe you can mix and match everything with everything because colors lost their primary meaning, they become more subtle, more color-less, behaving as exquisite shades of white.
The design team challenge was to translate shades of white into shades of colors without losing the meaning of white and off-white.