زهرة – Prayer Mat Collection

This project is inspired by my religion ‘Islam’ to create a minimal design prayer mat which people could use on the daily bases and enjoy displaying the mat over a couch or chair.

Whilst designing the prayer mats, I carefully chose the materials and design. I wanted to design something classic and minimal as there was not much simplistic design to chose from in the market.The main aspect is the textured yarns and thickness of samples to create a soft/comfortable prayer mat.

The word ‘زهرة’ means flower ‘Zahra’. I took the Arabic text and created a modern/minimal calligraphy designs, using digital drawings alongside physical drawings. The inspiration has came from ‘Islamic Calligraphy Art’ which has been around for centuries.

Overall the woven collection is a modern and elegant design, which can be used in interior products such as cushions, rugs and blankets.

Primary Research

Beige/White

Drawings

Mix between calligraphy and structure

Yarn Exploration

Design Process

Design Exploration and Samples

Close Up Of Samples

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Final Samples

Final Samples

Beige Collection

Final Samples