Beautifully tiled mosques, patterned silk carpets and intricately decorated ceramic pots line streets permeated with the scent of frankincense and oud. Breezeblocks are embellished with angular patterns, while arched doorways display carvings of garlands and vines.
Decorative art is intrinsic to the cultures and aesthetics of the Middle East, and the philosophy of Silsal Design House. It was, and still is, used to transform everyday objects into artistic works that infuse beauty into life – an ethos Silsal revives with the Ashkaal collection.
Mesmerising, geometric arabesque forms inspired the Ashkaal collection. Shapes are woven together in complex combinations, which many believe represent the complexity of existence. The Ashkaal collection transforms common forms into complicated geometric patterns. Circles interlace other circles, squares evolve into stars and triangles intersect to create breathtaking patterns, which never seem to end.
For Silsal, every single shape within every single design is considered precious, but no single element stands out to dominate the others. Instead, shapes intertwine and connect, sitting together in perfect harmony – harmony that can only be achieved by dedication and appreciation of this ever-popular art form.