Object: Bench, 2013, prototype
Description: Marble, treated metal & leather | Dimensions: 150 x 50 x 52cm
DECOHAUS is the theme of a collection inspired by Art Deco and Bauhaus, the two international design movements that overlapped during the 20’s. All of this collection’s designs have been locally reinterpreted using traditional UAE materials (such as camel leather) and the octagon, a shape often found in Middle Eastern and Islamic design and patterns. Each piece has been named after this key shape of the octagon. Hence:
Keeping with the collection’s DECOHAUS theme yet influenced by waterlily flowers, this bench was crafted using hand sprayed leather to create a contemporary take on lily flowers floating on the water’s surface. The different seat heights are intentional to add a dynamism.