Sahaba is a pop culture stationary brand, items to help make your everyday life easier and much more colorful. Taking inspiration from the Saudi culture, it's mostly products that people encounter as they live in Saudi: ornaments, objects, coffee cups, etc. The idea was to create patterns out of things that surround our day-to-day lives in Saudi. Khaleejesque sat down with Sahaba Designs to learn more about their work.
What kind of products do you offer?
Mostly stationary, and other little bits and bobs, small pouches, laptop cases, wrapping paper, cards. Things to make your day-to-day life easier and a little more colorful. The brand is constantly evolving, so there are always new additions to it.
What’s your design/selection process?
That depends on what I am trying to design, and if I am really inspired. Sometimes it takes me five minutes to create a pattern, sometimes it takes me hours so I can get it just right.
They have their own personalities, but they are very quirky, so I go with the flow.
Sometimes, however, I already have an idea. One of the patterns was created at two a.m. when I had a dream, and woke up in the middle of the night itching to draw. Took me about 30 minutes, and the pattern was complete. I ordered phone covers that night before I went back to sleep.
Where can people shop from?
Mostly through instagram at the moment, Artistia.com, and there are a few stockists in Riyadh that stock Sahaba Designs, however, a physical shop is in the horizon soon!
Where do you ship to?
Worldwide, a few weeks ago I shipped a package to a very nice girl in Taiwan.
What’s the future of your brand?
I know that I would like Sahaba Designs to be international, and have different locations worldwide, I would like to expand from just Saudi Arabia, and have patterns for different countries and cities, and have themes for special occasions, but I believe we should take every chance we are given, we have a better chance of success than being headstrong and inflexible.
To answer the question, in short, my response would be: The world.