Peter’s “Iqra Bookshelf” has been shared and appreciated by hundreds of thousands of people around the world since it was designed in 2011. So how did it come about? The bookshelf was actually his friend Zain’s idea, who was looking for a special feature in his new home in Sydney.
The two collaborated and were able to bring the idea to life in a functional and beautiful way. The word Iqra (“Read”) is deeply symbolic to Muslims as it was the first word of revelation given to the Prophet Muhammad. It was a one-off fun, artistic project that embodies the intersection of creativity & spirituality that is associated with Peter’s work.
The are currently no plans to develop the bookshelf into commercial production, however many people around the world have been inspired to create their own interpretation. If you’ve made or seen a similar version we’d love to see it!