Daniella Saraya

Textile, Fashion & Jewelry Design
Emerging Designer Award

“We can understand a piece of jewelry in a dual way. On the one hand, it is an object whose existence depends on the body, physically and essentially, and which is directly connected to the person wearing it and to individual expression. On the other hand, facing outward and communicating with the environment, with its design features and cultural and aesthetic traditions, jewelry brings us together".

Goldsmith, designer and curator Daniella Saraya has a master’s and a bachelor’s degree in Jewelry Design from Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art. She studied curatorship at Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology and the Arts, and jewelry design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich.

Saraya is a winner of the 2022 Edmond de Rothschild Design Award for Emerging Fashion, Textile, and Jewelry Designers.


The jury panel’s decision:
"The Edmond de Rothschild Design Award is granted to Daniella Saraya for her innovative and radical work as a multidisciplinary jewelry designer. Her rich body of work presents an experimental exploration of the relationship between jewelry and the body that wears it. This experiment is manifested in pieces that blur the boundary between object and action, a boundary that might seem clear and absolute. However, within Saraya's creative realm, it transforms into a flexible line full of dynamic possibilities.

"Saraya's creative work embodies a sincere commitment to the fields of design in which she finds original and relevant ways to express her worldview. This allows her to navigate the axis between design, art, and craft. She combines creative thinking with daring conceptual depth, often breaking the boundaries between creative genres. Her style is unique and relevant and encapsulates within it minimalism, classicism, and a contemporary perspective. Saraya examines at the traditions of jewelry-making and design with fresh eyes, leveraging knowledge and historical contexts as a solid foundation for experimentation and risk-taking. She integrates material, media, interaction, and movement, thereby pioneering and establishing an interdisciplinary niche for the future.

"Due to her unique work and the social contexts into which she intertwines her fascinating actions, the judging panel has chosen to award Daniella Saraya the 2022 Edmond de Rothschild Award in Textile, Fashion, and Jewelry Design, in the category of Emerging Designer."