Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Bauhaus Center Tel Aviv

Bauhaus Center
99 Dizengoff St.
It may have Bauhaus in its name but the focus of this store is contemporary Israel design. The store is crammed with all sorts of housewares, furniture, posters, artwork and gift items for design buffs like these collectible Bauhaus buildings puzzles ($12).

All the items in the store are by Israeli designers including the Oprah-endorsed “Don’t Forget” door handle satchel ($11) by Monkey Business as well as the design group’s adorable plastic sheep Q-tip holders ($7) in a variety of pastel colors. You can also find plastic light bulb covers ($9) by Tel Aviv design gurus Plastics Plus. There are pricier pieces like vintage Bauhaus children’s toys and reproductions of Bauhaus classics like a Gropius tea kettle ($240) and teach cups ($70 each).

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