mashrabeya, nina mair, architecture, design, innsbruck, austria, shop.ninamair.at, www.ninamair.at
Mashrabeya
cabinet 2016


dimensions: WxDxH = 80x34x140 cm

It is the mystery of the half-hidden that makes this cabinet special. Its name has been derived from the Arabic term Maschrabiyya, which in traditional Arabic architecture refers to decorative wooden frames that were used as window frames or balcony enclosures in houses and palaces. This piece of furniture embodies the underlying functional principle of this element of architecture. Its delicate grid structure serves both shading and ventilation purposes. What lies behind the grid only become visible to the onlooker upon their coming closer but remains hidden from a larger distance. The cabinet, thus, becomes a delicate piece of furniture to store valuable items. The front of the Mashrabey Cabinet is designed in a contemporary pattern with a moiré effect. When the doors slide open and shut new patterns keep forming, which create the impression of a moving image. Mashrabeya is available in different colour combinations: whitened beech or stained dark beech combined with coral or nubia.
mashrabeya, nina mair, architecture, design, innsbruck, austria, shop.ninamair.at, www.ninamair.at
mashrabeya, nina mair, architecture, design, innsbruck, austria, shop.ninamair.at, www.ninamair.at
mashrabeya, nina mair, architecture, design, innsbruck, austria, shop.ninamair.at, www.ninamair.at
mashrabeya, nina mair, architecture, design, innsbruck, austria, shop.ninamair.at, www.ninamair.at

Cairo – a source of inspiration
The colourful city life of Cairo provided inspiration for a unique collection of furniture, including the Cooper side table and Mashrabeya cabinet. The collection invites you to go on a journey to the Orient with its unique colours, smells and moods of light. In these designs, Nina Mair has processed her impressions of the hustle and bustle of Cairo. Impressions such as taking a rest in the refreshing shades of a backyard have influenced her designs as well as the diversity of smells and colours, from saffron to curry, cardamom and curcuma discovered by her on the many spice markets around the city. The design of Cooper and Mashrabeya reflects the magic and charm of Arabian culture, which Nina Mair translates into her typically European and distinctive signature, creating a timeless piece of furniture with an oriental flair.
mashrabeya, nina mair, architecture, design, innsbruck, austria, shop.ninamair.at, www.ninamair.at, Cairo inspiration

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Photography: Peter Philipp