a deeply personal collection for the designer, damascus revisited tells the story of the levantine diaspora and their longing for their land, through a sensitive de-construction of the damascene table. a staple in most levantine homes; its traditional format includes a brass tray top with foldable wooden legs.
the collection – it features coffee tables, platters, bowls, wall lights and candleholders – finds its distinct form in the beaded leg-base of the damascene table. the wood and brass material palette was contemporarised through the inclusion of glass and marble.
maps of damascus, beirut, al quds, amman and baghdad - cities where the table was commonplace - are visible, gloriously etched on the wood and brass table tops. ground maps of dubai feature as a homage to the emirate that has hosted generations of displaced communities and is a melting pot for the world.