Saffar Metalware creates renewed desirability for the Saffar family’s historic craft of copper sinking, by contrasting new technology with the ancient technique of metal sinking. The products return vitality to the work conducted in Souq Alsaffar, which has shifted to low quality galvanised sheet products, and provides new opportunities for the craftsmen.
The set of five bowls focuses on a modern form of utility and experiential dining – a take on the utilitarian nature of the historic Saffar vessels. The single line pattern is intended as a critique of superficial appropriation of Islamic geometry. Based on the essential golden ratio and islamic geometry, it is used as a guide for the craftsmen to hammer in circles, which necessitates the concentric grid. The set contrasts dish sizes to compliment Western and Eastern, shared and individual servings, rather than just western standards. A true reflection of our amalgamated modern culture in Kuwait.