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Sahand & Navid Gholipour

Sahand & Navid Gholipour Woodworker
Contact
Greek, English, Persian
Hours:
Monday to Friday 08:30 - 17:00
Phone:
+357 99952039
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From craft to art

  • • Sahand & Navid's pieces merge Eastern forms with Western design
  • • They are inspired by the technical and aesthetic details of the everyday
  • • As self-taught craftsmen innovation is part of their learning process

Sahand and Navid Gholipour were born in Iran, and are now based in Limassol, Cyprus. Sahand has a diploma in Electrical Studies while Navid has long worked as a graphic designer. Initially self-taught, they worked on small scale objects, the challenges and details presented by wood led them to become professional woodworkers. They started working out of their garage-turned-workshop and in 2016 they officially opened their wood workshop in old city of Limassol. Their designs merge the diversity of Eastern forms with Western modern design and seek innovation while respecting tradition both in functionality and form. As a result what emerges through their objects is a sensitive and joyful approach to creativity. Their furniture pieces have been exhibited in various exhibitions in Cyprus and in 2019 they received the BigSEE Wood Design Award.

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Desque

Desque is a tangible result of combining the common with the unusual. Each leg is hand turned and polished to reveal the nine pieces of solid Iroko joined together to create the flower/geometric effect. The lighter shades of the solid oak tabletop and the frame amplifies the contrast of the legs even more, resulting in an unusual yet pleasing overall unique piece of furniture.

Length 148 cm
Width 68 cm
Height 75 cm

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Hyo

Hyo means table in Japanese. The structure of the Hyo table is inspired by the traditional Japanese Torii gates, traditionally found at the entrance of Shinto shrines. Practical structure and minimal lines with half lap joints lifting the top from the legs results in a delicate yet strong structure. The tabletop is made of hand sculpted solid walnut frame and white oak matching the legs, which enhanced the elegance of the table.

Length 60 cm
Width 60 cm
Height 55 cm

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Seat For Two

Seat For Two is Navid's and Sahand's first attempt to create a chair. Their endeavor was to incorporate traditional techniques used in chair making while exploring the idea of creating a seat for two as an interactive piece.

Length 125 cm
Width 62 cm
Height 85 cm

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Clean Lines

These pieces of furniture are form a series designed and crafted in 2016. It is composed of designs that tend to be minimal, with an emphasis on functionality and simple clean lines.

Length 154 cm
Width 35 cm
Height 189 cm

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