Rumi Armchair from Karre Design
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Istanbul-based design studio Karre Design‘s most recent release is the Rumi Armchair, designed by Turkish sculptor and designer Sadi Ozis in 1964. Forgotten for almost 50 years, the chair is now given a second life thanks to Karre.

Inspired from Sufi dervishes of the Mevlevi order also known as whirling dervishes, the Rumi chair’s name comes from the Sufi mystic Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi whose teachings have become the base of the order. Rumi’s peaceful and tolerant teachings embrace everyone, no matter from what religion, race or nation they are, as the form of this armchair symbolizes. The Rumi armchair has stainless or painted legs and can be upholstered in different materials including leather.

Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.