Used as the props for the play “Viziers of Bassora” by Sri Aurobindo, this set was inspired by the intricate carvings of the Islamic tradition. As the play had many different settings, I opted to rather design two solid elements whose positions relative to each other defined the setting.
Made with laser cut paper and attached onto a welded steel frame, these two arches were 5m tall.
When lit from behind the arches became visually light allowing other elements in the play to be highlighted. Mounted on wheels, these arches could be arranged to in many different ways making for a minimal and versatile set.