Shadow & Patterns
Our first furniture collection is inspired by the beauty, elegance and timelessness of Islamic geometric patterns. What unites the pieces is the evolution of patterns and materials from select objects of the resplendent Islamic empires. For centuries these unique Islamic artifacts blended advanced geometry with artistic inspiration. The perfection of these shapes was thought to reflect the divine order of the cosmos, and so they had merit as auspicious objects in their own right.
We are also inspired by mashrabiyas, the intricately carved lattice screens that first appeared in 12th century Baghdad when it was the wonder of the ancient world. Their mesmerizing play of light and shadows at times surpass their practical purpose of screening and ventilation.
‘Shadows and Patterns’ is a 21st century representation of ancient Islamic art forms, combining traditional elements with modern-day materials and aesthetics to create collectable masterpieces.