‘Between Two Rivers’ felt vessels by Siba Sahabi
Siba Sahabi makes the connection between Mesopotamia, the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of the pottery turntable and primary inspiration for the designer, and Western ceramics with her new collection of felt vessels, ‘Between Two Rivers’.
Istanbul Twilight by Siba Sahabi; photo Maayan Ben Gal
The candleholders, made of felt, are dedicated to the metropolis that connects Europe and the Middle East. The shapes and colours of the candleholders are inspired by the silhouette of Istanbul and the different shades of light on city facades at dusk and dawn.
'Kerameikos' vessels by Siba Sahabi
Young Amsterdam-based designer Siba Sahabi has created a collection of handcrafted vases which reference the ‘aesthetic that was originally established by ancient Greek ceramicists.’ Named after the potters’ quarter in Athens, ‘Kerameikos’ is made entirely out of paper and ‘the series conforms to the present day value placed on antique Greek ceramics where the artistic skills and characteristics determine the price of the object rather than the material.’