Istanbul Twilight: Hand-Crafted Felt Candlesticks With Mood

Istanbul, Siba Sahabi, MINT, London Design Festival, handcrafted, felt, TurkeyGerman/Iranian designer Siba Sahabi has handcrafted Istanbul Twilight – a series of sophisticated felt candlesticks that mimic the city’s skyline at dusk and dawn. A self-described poetic designer, Sahabi coils long strips of moody-colored felt that resemble the facades of Istanbul’s historic buildings during moments of low light, and tops them with different sized candles.

Istanbul, Siba Sahabi, MINT, London Design Festival, handcrafted, felt, Turkey

Sahabi takes inspiration from the evolution of European and Middle Eastern architecture and ceramics to craft high-quality 3-D poetry, for which she has received wide acclaim throughout the design world.

This is the first time she has used felt as the main material for her pieces, which is not flammable, so the candlesticks are said to be perfectly safe to use as more than mere decoration.

Istanbul, Siba Sahabi, MINT, London Design Festival, handcrafted, felt, Turkey

In the past Sahabi has turned strips of black wallpaper into vintage vessels such as carafes and goblets!

Istanbul Twilight pays homage to Turkey’s pivotal role as a link between Europe and the Middle East and will be exhibited at MINT during the upcoming London Design Festival.

:: Dezeen

Images via Maayan Ben Gal

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  1. This really looks like ceramic. Would be interested to know more about the process…

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