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Green Prophet: Sanserif Creatius Carves A Cardboard Table With Arabic Devotion

Green Prophet: Sanserif Creatius Carves A Cardboard Table With Arabic Devotion

Sanserif Creatius is not the first designer to notice the jewels that comprise ancient Arabic art, design, and architecture. Mey and Boaz Khan made these lovely ecoolers that mimic ancient Arabic detail and ecological awareness, Hassan Fathy built sustainable structures that cherished the genius simplicity of old, and even Foster & Partners borrow extensively from the past. But what is most remarkable about the Mustafá table is the material out of which it was carved. Designed to be versatile and to conjure up the genie of the lamp or A thousand and one night stories from the original tale Scheherazade, this beautiful table is carved out of several layers of corrugated cardboard. Part of a larger, exclusive series, the layers create a multifoil or scalloped arch.

Green Prophet · 23/02/2011

Scalloped arches feature prominently in Arabic architecture, but why would a Valencia-based designer care to represent this legacy? The answer here.