(1966 - living) Israel
Itamar Sagi graduated from Shenkar College of Design in 1992. He has extensive experience in interior design, costume and prop .design for film and television, mural and furniture painting, and art instruction.
Embroidery was his childhood love, and has now become his profession. For him, this love means preserving the hand-made, one-of-a-kind touch, and avoiding at all costs an industrial or mass-produced look.
Muscat, the name chosen for Itamar's incipient workshop, is meant to stimulate our "color buds" and good taste with associations of grapes and spice, and to echo the legendary Maskit Handcraft Company of the early days of the State of Israel.
No two items made by Muscat are identical, and almost no work is done by machine. Muscat embroiders to order individual pieces from neckwear through evening bags and purses, Judaica pieces such as Torah Ark curtains, wall-hangings etc.
Itamar Sagi also produces embroidered pieces for use by other fashion and interior designers in alternative bridal gowns, evening dresses, pillows and other home fabrics. Itamar's embroideries are like paintings, rich in colors and textures that ask to be touched, using a mix of fabrics and other unexpected materials
Part of the work at Muscat is done in collaboration with a group of ex-prisoners, who bring with them a vibrant "untutored" sense of shape and color, and sheer street hutzpah.
At Muscat they will be happy to create pieces to order for you (starting from sketches) as well as offering ready-made items for sale. Visit his website to see the beautiful works they doe...
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