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a new medium, a new stone block

kutleh (arabic: block, mass) is a project that repurposes the surplus produced from cladding tiles used in everyday construction projects and attempts to create blocks out of the discarded. These new kutleh blocks emerge as a new medium.

In its essence, kutleh aspires to create multiple unique blocks of various forms and colors, offering designers around the world a new medium to carve out and realize their own designs.

This project was conceptualized and established by Architect Rula Yaghmour, who has an interest in various design disciplines. Her appreciation and understanding of materiality has ushered in a fruitful collaboration with stone and marble fabricators A.W. Yasin & Sons Co. The family business has been in this industry since the early 1960s, contributing with their valuable expertise to Rula's designs. 

 
 
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design series

Blocks of kutleh draw from selective color spectra that evoke the natural stones in the Levant and the Mediterranean. kutleh presents itself as a redefined raw material, which designers can carve out their limitless creations from, to introduce innovative forms.

While it is important for kutleh to reflect the local feel of our region, we think of the project as one that extends beyond boundaries. Stone waste is produced all over the world, and we see ourselves producing localized collections that reflect the lands of the raw materials. The variation of colors and forms that spring from different locations is where the beauty lies

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series_03 / coffee table

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kutleh blocks

Blocks of kutleh draw from selective color spectra that evoke the natural stones in the Levant and the Mediterranean. kutleh presents itself as a redefined raw material, which designers can carve out their limitless creations from, to introduce innovative forms. 

 
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origin / eclectic block

A reflection of the project's origins, each block carries all the shades and stone colors of the Mediterranean, with randomly-arranged layers for distinctive personalities.

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petra / reds block

The manifestation of a world wonder, petra embodies the marvelous hues of red in an arrangement that echoes the majestic colors of the Nabataean mountains.

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quds / natural block

A delicate low-contrast mass from world-renowned Jerusalem natural stone forms interwoven shades of white and beige.

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powder / graphic block

Handmade from rThe smooth lines of this new-engineered block are the fusion of synthetic resin and recycled natural stone powder.

 

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earth / warm block

The harmonious mass infuses natural browns and polished greys of different shades, mirroring both ends of Earth's spectrum.

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neve / greys block

Timeless white slabs with accents of grey, blue and black mix the striking veins of Calacatta with the subtle textures of Carrara.