Design Miami opens next week, and like every year, this event is the talk of the day. In the next week, I am going to focus on highlights from the design fair that I will never miss. First and foremost, I would like to wish good luck to Ayala Serfaty and her gallerist Beatrice Saint-Laurent from Galerie BSL who will be showing three magnificent pieces of table lights, entitled "Rest." I first met Ayala five years ago when she had a solo show at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, an installation called SOMA. I re
member being moved by the illuminated objects that looked like layers of white clouds, as light as drifting feathers, floating above ground. It suggested an underwater world of ultimate mystery and beauty. This type of museum installation was like a fantasy; it absorbed me for hours and I wanted to visit over and over again. It was an unforgettable experience. I remember thinking of the Zen Gardens of Kyoto that allow the visitor to meditate and inhale the spiritual entity of nature. I was delighted to find out that the Zen Gardens of Kyoto are one of Ayala's major sources of inspiration.