photographer: © Maayan Ben Gal
Fashioned from paper, Siba Sahabi's handcrafted collection of vessels takes us to ancient Greece via the Middle East and Europe.
Adopting its name from an area in Athens that was known for centuries as the potters' quarter, the collection ‘Kerameikos’ reflects an aesthetic that was originally established by ancient Greek ceramicists. The paper spun pieces abstractly replicate foreign objects from the Middle East that filtered into Greece through trade to influence its developing aesthetic. These objects were made of more valuable materials like alabaster, horn or metal.
The series conforms to the present day value placed on antique Greek ceramics where the artistic skills and characteristics determine the price of the object rather than the material. Siba sees paper as a valuable material to revive European and Middle Eastern cultural inheritance.
Design team: Siba Sahabi