The Blessed Lands by Esvednâme for VDF x Ventura Projects

The Blessed Lands collection by Esvednâme celebrates Middle Eastern heritage

Two brass tables adorned with dried wheat make up The Blessed Lands collection, which Esvednâme is presenting at VDF x Ventura Projects.

Exhibitor: Esvednâme
Project title: The Blessed Lands

Esvednâme is a design studio in Istanbul whose work pays homage to Middle Eastern culture and artisans. This includes The Blessed Lands collection, which it is introducing as part of the VDF x Ventura Projects collaboration.

The Blessed Lands series features two brass tables decorated with dried wheat, as a nod to the "fruitful lands" of southeastern Turkey where the crop was first grown.

Each table is also finished with calligraphy or inlaid art, which the studio describes as "one of the two important elements of Islam and the Middle East culture". On The Blessing Table, this includes a Hadith engraving, while the Ceremony side-tables are decorated with brass inlays.

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Virtual Design Festival is the world's first online design festival, taking place from 15 April to 30 June 2020.

Ventura Projects are exhibitions curated by Utrecht- and Milan-based Organisation in Design that cover the latest developments in contemporary design.

As part of VDF, Ventura Projects is presenting the work of 88 international designers, academies and brands. See work from all the VDF x Ventura Projects participants at dezeen.com/vdf/ventura-projects.