Arabi Space Divider - Khalid Shafar
Conceived as space divider, Arabi is made from a traditional "Egaal" - the black head-band worn by men in the Arabian region. The Egaal has always been an important part of a man's traditional costume in the Gulf and other parts of the Aran world. It is the pride element in his attire. Arabi is the evolution of this Egaal from fashion to furniture. It is made of 81 Egaals joined with brass wires to create three panels 180 x 60 cm. These three panels are hinged to create the folding positions of a space divider. Arabi is a bold representation of the link between both handmade and industrial making techniques, materials and the cross-cultural elements of fashion and furniture design.