Five Arab Design studios you should follow on Instagram right now

Time to fill your Instagram newsfeed with the inspiring work of these amazing Arab Design studios

Photo: Naqsh Collective courtesy of Art Jameel

by Sophia Altiman

Lifestyle 18 February 2018

When it comes to interior, furniture, product or design in general – inspiration is key. Nothing helps you figure out what you like and don’t like, what direction you should head and what really doesn’t work for you more than researching brands and designers.

Arab designers are varied in their approach to contemporary design from those influenced by our rich aesthetic history to those exploring the world of minimalism and European concepts with an Arab twist.

If you want to add something new, fresh, aesthetically pleasing, interesting and bold to your living space, working space or your online space we’ve listed our top five favourite Arab design studios on Instagram to inspire you. Follow them, like them and check out their websites.

Twig Collaborative


The Twig Collab is a little bit different – amazing different. The Lebanese design studio is all about collaborating with creative individuals from different fields to create distinctive works – think furniture, spaces, installations and lots more.

Naqsh Collective


Founded by two sisters the Naqsh Collective fuse contemporary simplicity with traditional Arabic aesthetic and high-quality craftsmanship. Their work is a touchstone between traditional aesthetics and modern life. They were recently shortlisted for the Jameel Prize 5.

Bokja Design


If you’re looking for something unique then head over to Bokja. It’s a paradise for stamen pieces. What we love about their intricate and eye-catching work is that each piece has a story that relates history to contemporary life.

Abjad Design

Peeping sun #holidayabstraction

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Abjad Design is an interdisciplinary design studio whose mission is to inspire and contribute
to the growth of contemporary Arab design. They are heavily influenced by Arabic script and
use it as a source of inspiration for a number of their projects.

Sophia Altiman is a fashion reporter obsessed with bold silhouettes, reinterpreting classics and isn’t afraid of a little leopard.  She is currently on a quest to find the perfect pistachio flavoured ice cream.

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