Show your love for the Arabic language with these nine calligraphy-style finds.
1 Letter of intent
Create an intriguing wall feature with Concept-Me’s range of free-standing Arabic letters and phrases. The floral motif on this letter S will make it a charming addition to any room in your home.
• Arabic letter, Dh250, Concept-Me, Al Quoz 3, Dubai
2 A special seat
Arabic calligraphy doesn’t necessarily need to be relegated to smaller decorative items. This ottoman consists of a monochromatic cotton seat, paired with classic-looking wooden legs.
• Ottoman with calligraphy, Dh845, Silsal, Dubai Design District
3 Coffee break
A traditional Arabic coffee cup is given a fresh look when paired with this pretty shade of aqua blue. Adorned with the words Al Ikbal (prosperity) and Al Ishraq (radiance), it’s the perfect way to welcome guests into your home.
• Ghida’s Arabic Coffee Cup, Dh41, Silsal
4 Pop hit
We’ve long been fans of Corinne Martin’s Arabic-inspired pop art, and particularly love this piece, Yasalam. The seemingly incongruous elements – a shisha pipe, butterflies, light bulbs and Arabic calligraphy – come together to create a stunning whole.
• Yasalam, Dh11,000, S*uce, Village Mall, Dubai
5 New generation
We love this pop-art cushion from Concept-Me, which offers an unexpected reinterpretation of the Pepsi logo. One thing’s for sure: it will make a statement wherever you put it.
• Cushion, Dh240, Concept-Me
6 Entry level
Cushions are an excellent way to experiment with a trend without committing to it fully. If you want to introduce some Arabic calligraphy into your home, but aren’t sure if it will fit in with your existing decor, start with this striking blue cushion from Mosaique.
• Cushion, Dh840, Mosaique, Nation Galleria, Abu Dhabi
7 In a whirl
Emblazoned with Arabic script, this whirling dervish statuette from O’de Rose will make an eye-catching addition to your entrance hall.
• Dh420 (large version), O’de Rose, Al Wasl Road, Dubai
8 Sleep tight
You can now get the words Nawn al Hana (“Sweet dreams”) carved in mother-of-pearl across the front of Misk Nursery’s signature Embrace crib. The words can be written in either English or Arabic, in a font custom-designed for the brand. If you want to take things one step further, you can request your child’s name on there instead.
• Embrace Dreams crib, Dh15,000, www.misknursery.com
9 Baked with love
Show some love with this silicone cake mould by Melting Pots. It spells out the word hob, which translates as “love”, and also comes in purple and red versions.
• Hob cake mould, Dh145, www.shopatsauce.com