I have taken inspiration from the Sadu that I still see used today. At festive or informal gatherings of friends and families and at camping trips in the desert; the traditional floor seating is the most common area where you will see the representation of the Sadu patterns. Most of these modern made seats are covered in machine woven fabrics made in china, some of the better more authentic quality ones made in Saudi Arabia or Jordan, but non the less machine made. A lot of the seating covered in these fabrics are elevated and not the traditional low floor arrangements. I thought about where I would bump in to the floor seating, probably at a more casual meeting of family and friends. Because of the clothes we wear today this seating would not be used for our more dressed up occasions except maybe at traditional occasions like Ramadan.
I wanted to interpret what I would like to have my seating look like if I was creating one, to see the possibility with all the materials and colours we have access to today in the market. The same way the weavings represented their maker I want to take the liberty of interpreting the Sadu how I see fit to suit my use and environment. I wanted to take a lighthearted approach to creating this installation. I do not want to treat the Sadu like a sacred craft that can not be altered, expanded and evolved. I would like to try to make it relevant, current and to be continued to be used in our homes.