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" A-Chair "
24″ x 24″ x 36″
Walnut, upholstered with Blue cowhide
Tapered Bending, Shaping || Finger Joints, Mortises and Tannins
After studying interior design in her homeland of Saudi Arabia,
Fatmah Bamashmous came to the United States of America to learn woodworking and furniture design.
Bamashmous has created an aesthetic that blends her knowledge and experience in Arabic design
with the eye of a maker, employing traditional craftsmanship on the highest level
to create a body of work that is her own.
As an Arabic designer and maker, Fatmah defines her interpretation of Islamic art and graphic details,
such as Arabesque (عربسكي), which is an ornamental design consisting of intertwined flowing lines,
and architectural details found in Mashrabiya (مشربية), arches, doors, etc. as her own design language.
She incorporates these historical forms, power of the line, the use of contrast, rhythm and repetition,
and employs the traditional woodworking techniques in a way she feels appropriate
based on the intended balance of aesthetics and function.