فَوَاح | פַוַאח | Fawah

Fawah is a series of fragrance diffusers for the home environment. The products were born through a continuous design collaboration I made with the Arab Blind Association Workshop, located at the holly Via Dolorosa Street in the Old City of Jerusalem. Naturally, the objects carry within them the spirit of the workshop; an experience designed for people who can see, and for those who cannot.  

The project initiated through the ‘Matchmaker’ – a matching project between Jerusalem based designer and a traditional workshop. It gave me a unique opportunity to explore the Broom Workshop founded by the Arab Association for the Blind. This special workshop in the Old City employs Arab people with visual impairments by producing brooms and brushes.
The workshop employees are Aziz – the carpenter, Taher – in charge of the production line, and the craftspeople - Samir, Ahmad, Abu-Samir, and Abu-Bilal.
Through my practical research with the workers, I explored and followed the unique method they developed and adapted through time, to make tens of products a day, fascinated from the ritual actions they use to make their products, manually, while impaired.
Alongside the desire to preserve the tradition, there was also a growing attraction to the idea of incorporating the worker's world of context. Together we preserved their technique and skills embodied in a series of tangible objects, passing on an experience that is not only visually based, but also fragrance-based that invites a tactile exploration.


>> Exhibited at the JLM Design Week 2018
>>Fawah at Design Milk Magazine and  Xnet.co.il




Special Thanks:
Arab Blind Association Broom Workshop
Daniel Nahmias











Fragrance vane


Samir during the production process



At the JLM Design Week 2018

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