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Irthi x Creative Dialogue by Ghaya Bin Mesmar and MERMELADA ESTUDIO "Safeefah" Crafts Dialogue Collection In this chair collection, Laura Blasco, Juanmi Juárez, and Alex Estévez from Barcelona-based Mermelada Estudio and Emirati Ghaya Bin Mesmar envisioned a new use for Safeefah weaving - furniture. During their research, the designers came across images of traditional “Areesh” houses in the desert, which are made from palm fronds. One of the images showed a “Areesh” blown down by the wind, making it look like a majestic cone, which fascinated the designers who wondered if this unique narrative can be turned into a seat. They designed this chair collection using palm fronds, and by combining both themes of privacy and protection from the image they drew inspiration from. Bidwa artisans* wove the upholstery of the chairs by combining old and new Safeefah and other weaving techniques, using a new colour range.

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DESIGNER/

Ghaya Bin Mesmar and MERMELADA ESTUDIO

DATE/

2019

MATERIALS/

Blue powder coated steel ; blue safeefah weaves ; blue linen

DIMENSIONS/

100 x 100 x 100 cm

STYLE/

Contemporary

HERITAGE/

United Arab Emirates

SHIPS FROM/

Sharjah

$3,773

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