A contemporary interior design inspired from Al qatt Al asiri heritage art in Saudi Arabia Residential Spaces
Arts and crafts are a mirror of nations and their heritage, reflecting a part of their culture and distinct local character. Saudi Arabia has an authentic artistic heritage stemming from its cultural and environmental diversely. The Asir region is rich in its various decorative arts. AL qatt Al asiri art is one of the ancient heritage arts in Asir region in Saudi Arabia. In 2017, this heritage has been recognized by the UNESCO (The National World Heritage).This paper discusses how to prevent the extinction of Al qatt Al asiri art heritage, and the way of developing it through contemporary designs and its application in interior residential spaces.The main target of the study is reinterpreting Al qatt Al asiri art. While emphasizing the interior designers' role in preserving the national Saudi heritage ant art. The research methodology is based on an analytical and experimental approach.The researcher implemented AL qatt Al asiri art within Saudi Residential unit in contemporary manner. The study concluded that Al qatt Al asiri art is rich in its aesthetic values and qualities. Providing the designers generally and the interior designers particularly with creative inspirations and new design solution. The study highlighted the benefits of preserving Saudi Arabia cultural heritage and reflected its identity in novel interior design projects.
Keywords: Al qatt Al asiri, Heritage, Al qatt, Folklore, Asiri House.