Taking inspiration from embroidery to create pieces of furniture is an interesting juxtaposition. The play of soft and hard elements together works beautifully in Naqsh Collective’s pieces.
Naqsh Collective was founded in 2010 in Amman, Jordan, by Nisreen and Nermeen Abu-Dail. Through creative traditional designs, fine machine productions, and delicate hand-finishing, they create and exhibit unique pieces of art, furniture, home accessories, and more. Their work reflects an oriental feel and integrates the beauty of a rich culture, art, architecture and heritage in a minimal modern look, combined with a high quality of neat local craftsmanship.
The Wihdeh collection is inspired by the language of embroidery, where every group of stitches is referred to as a unit. With a strong belief in the spirit of unity, this line sheds light on the beauty of unification and highlights the delights of this beautiful culture.
Two prominent elements are present in this line; embroidery (tatreez) to give the cultural feel, and a personal stroke to add an extra designer-personalized dimension. These two elements are presented through engraved stones and marbles surfaces enhanced with brass, to create minimal structures with sculptural feel.