Safeefah

Irthi - Creative Dialogue · 2019


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 color range.


Produced by Irthi - Creative Dialogue.
Project by Mermelada Estudio and Ghaya Bin Mesmar.