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Siba Sahabi

Siba Sahabi Fabric sculptor
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Bridging cultures through making

  • • Siba's work draws on European and Middle Eastern culture
  • • She makes felt vases by gluing and coiling felt strips
  • • She also works with brass, copper, resin, chalk and paper

Siba Sahabi is a German-Iranian designer who graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Siba translates her research on cultural identity into contemporary design through an interpretation of forms and concepts. Her varied work includes installations, sculptures, objects and films, encompassing limited edition designs, large-scale installations and public art pieces. Her award-winning work has been exhibited internationally in museums and galleries including Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires, Spazio Rossana Orlandi in Milan and the Saatchi Gallery in London.

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Works

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Tarab

These translucent blue sculptures evoke a sense of movement. Each sculpture is composed of up to 250 3mm-thick laser-cut acrylic discs that have been joined together with coloured resin.

Length 45 cm
Width 42 cm
Height 41 cm

Siba Sahabi Fabric sculptor
Photo: © Lisa Klappe
Tarab II

This blue translucent sculpture evokes a sense of movement. It is composed of 3mm-thick laser-cut acrylic discs that have been joined together with coloured resin.

Length 43 cm
Width 49 cm
Height 29 cm

Siba Sahabi Fabric sculptor
Photo: © Lisa Klappe
Tarab III

This blue translucent sculpture evokes a sense of movement. It is composed of 3mm- thick acrylic laser-cut discs that have been joined together with coloured resin.

Length 30 cm
Width 30 cm
Height 50 cm

Siba Sahabi Fabric sculptor
Photo: © Lisa Klappe
Blue Alchemy

Blue Alchemy refers to the first man-made pigment that was developed as early as 2600 BC by the Egyptians, for whom the colour blue symbolised life, fertility and rebirth. Through her Blue Alchemy collection, Sahabi revives ancient technologies for the production of coloured pigments, combining the two ancient craft techniques of felt and pottery-making. The seven vessels are made by hand from strips of felt, with a glass insert to hold the water.

Length 48 cm
Width 32 cm
Height 32 cm

Siba Sahabi Fabric sculptor

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