The latest issue of Sadiyaty Magazine, an Arabic publication on design trends and fashion, featured design team Sanserif Creatius’s cardboard Valentina throne chair – and no wonder. The Spanish designers at Sanserif Creatius are enamored with Arabic art and design and have integrated Arabesque details into many of their furnishings, including the cardboard Mustafa table. In integrating Arabic arches, geometric shapes and scallops into their designs, will Sanserif Creatius be the design company that makes eco-friendly cardboard furniture palatable to the Arab world?
Published weekly by the Saudi Research & Publishing Company, Sadiyaty Magazine is an Arabic-language market leader which will hopefully succeed in setting a greener trend in the UAE.
In addition to the Valentina chair featured in the magazine, Sanserif Creatius recently designed a cardboard LED lamp intended for large spaces. The Canesú lamp (pictured above) is 1.5 meters in diameter and is designed for both maximum energy efficiency and minimal environmental impact.
Inspired by traditional Spanish textiles used to make dresses, Sanserif Creatirus writes that the Canesú lamp is meant to “dress up a space, but without becoming a visual separator, without hiding their environment, but on the contrary, it aims to integrate and be functional, maintaining a high aesthetic look.”
“The lamp structure,” write the designers, “is built using only recycled materials as a skeleton that finally creates the luminaire.”
Perhaps this lamp will soon adorn the large spaces of some homes in the UAE.
Read more about Sanserif Creatius and other cardboard furniture:
Sanserif Creatius Carves a Cardboard Table With Arabic Devotion
Paper Carton Furniture Is No Pulp Fiction
Krooom Makes Recycled and Recyclable Cardboard Furniture For Kids of All Ages