By Banafsheh Hemmati |
Dismantling the Order of Islamic Geometry
Banafsheh Hemmati is an Iranian designer-artist whose works in the field of art and contemporary design are based on the appropriation of traditional Iranian-Islamic geometry and motifs. She is a master’s graduate in industrial design and has a PhD in philosophy of art. In her doctoral thesis, she has been concerned with the philosophical foundations of the relationship between art and geometry. Her approach can be best described as appropriating Islamic geometry. For more than 20 years, Hemmati has been professionally active as a designer, sculptor, and the founder of Banafsheh Hemmati Design Studio, in Tehran. Alongside this professional work, she teaches at the university in Tehran.