On the exhibition, "Life Under the Crescent Moon: Home Decor in the Arabic World", at the Vitra Design Museum in Berlin
(click here to read the Qantara.de article about the exhibition)
Let's imagine an exhibition were to take place in an outer suburb of Cairo, under the title, "Home Decor in Europe". We might be shown rustic farmhouse parlours, picturesque Black Forest chateaus, dirndls and beer steins. A European visitor would shake his head and send home a postcard joking about the experience.
The exhibition in the Vitra Design Museum in no way represents contemporary "home decor under the Crescent Moon from Syria to Morocco", even ...More