AlAreesh Collection by Aljoud Lootah
Updated: Dec 10, 2019
AlAreesh is a set of furniture and lighting products inspired by the traditional structure of the same name.
The “areesh” structures are constructed from dried plain fronds of palm leaves, placed vertically as poles, and linked by the use of ropes to create simple enclosures providing shade from the sun and protection from the wind. Structures created by “areesh” were commonly used in the UAE as summer houses and majlises as the gaps in the walls allowed for ventilation.
Inspired by this traditional palm-leaf architecture, the collection encompasses a room divider, a coffee table, a stool and a table lamp. The designs play with light and shadows, as the pieces pay homage to “areesh” walls and structures.