The Role of Arabic Calligraphy in Forming Modern Interior Design

  •  Mayyadah Hussein    


The new resources in producing and configuring a new form of interior architecture in Arab world are the main focus that can adapt with human needs. Many internal and external facades in Arab region buildings always use the Arabic calligraphy as the main feature of decoration, reflecting the power of letters in minimize the impact on the massive scale. Taking into the consideration, the geometrical shapes and forms of Arabic calligraphy they all have the same power to make new designs of methodologies and concepts. The paper aims to look for the result and the interpretations of integrating the interior design contemporary trends within the Arabic cultural context, and find out new creative ideas to reconfigure the modern form in an innovative approach. This paper was cured out by experimental approach at University of Petra/Department of Interior Design, in the academic year 2013-2014. It is as a part of basic design course work (8) samples of the model which were chosen in this experiment that is related to these complexity and simplicity. The students have done these eight forms by transforming two dimensional forms to three dimensional within those three levels of design models and bridging the western trends in design approaches within the spiritual and potentials of the eastern Arabic calligraphy, which is the main focus of this paper.

Finally, the result of teaching methods through seminars was discussed by elaborating the contribution of Arabic calligraphy in producing a new design methodology for contemporary interior design models.

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