As a child Maayan spent time with her grandfather in the kitchen dreaming up surreal recipes to make meals more fantastical and transportive. Her curiosity and imagination led her to an education in Fine Art which ultimately led to this collection of edible sculpture. This project is named after her Saba, Hebrew for grandfather.
Before launching Sweet Saba in NYC in 2015, Maayan spent the previous decade as a designer and creative director in the Lingerie industry, starting with her brand The Lake & Stars, which she co-founded in 2007 and then Fredericks of Hollywood where she was hired to reimagine the heritage brand in her signature style.
Starting where her vision for intimates left off, Sweet Saba is a unique collection of "grown-up" candy with stories both inviting and mysterious. Emulating real objects, these poignant handmade sculptures offer a multi-sensory experience through memory, unexpected flavor, and a sense of humor.
Maayan has created exclusive collections for The Whitney Museum of American Art, Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche in Paris, Versace, Bergdorf Goodman, Dior, amongst others- and constructed an emmersive sugar installation at ArtBasel Miami, CES, and Art Production Fund’s House of Peroni.
In 2017 Maayan's had a solo show of her candy sculptures at Furth/Yashar & Palevsky in Los Angeles.
Sweet Saba is available exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman (New York), and at Neiman Marcus (nationwide). Maayan's most proud of the work she did in collaboration with Versace for last years Met Ball.
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Founder, Sweet Saba
Photo: Steve Erle