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Ghadames

Place Collection

“Beautiful city of desert,
are you a mirage?
Made of earth in your soul,
and sun in your face.
Do not disappear in the sands!
Just stay with me...forever.”

Ghadames MEMORY

ALMA de LUCE®, introduce GHADAMES, an elegant piece made in walnut wood and leather with an special embroidered pattern which reveals a place, world heritage, in danger of disappearing.

With a vision to understand the past and interpret it through the colors, the materials and contemporary design, ALMA de LUCE®, create this emotionally sofa passionately inspired by the iconic city Guadames, a world heritage.

With a minimalist lines, this breathtaking sofa is of genuine style, ensuring modernity and elegance. The fabric's soft touch gives a luxury touch to every living room.

Ghadamès, known as ‘the pearl of the desert’, stands in an oasis. It is one of the oldest pre-Saharan cities and an outstanding example of a traditional settlement. Its domestic architecture is characterized by a vertical division of functions: the ground floor used to store supplies; then another floor for the family, overhanging covered alleys that create what is almost an underground network of passageways; and, at the top, open-air terraces reserved for the women.

The old town, inscribed in 1986 as a UNESCO World Heritage site, was de-populated of its inhabitants throughout the 1990s, leaving the old buildings at risk of collapse due to a lack of maintenance. It has been listed on the List of World Heritage in Danger since 2016 among four other sites in Libya, because of damage caused by the Libyan Civil War affecting the country and the threat of further damage it poses.

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