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Images d’Orient coasters

In our 2012 Trend Report we predicted geometric patterns hailing from ancient civilisations would be rocking the decor scene this year. So we couldn't help but feature these awesome coasters from Images d'Orient. A Lebanese brand, Images d'Orient is the brainchild of designer Peggy Raphaël Dabar, who reckons the idea for the company started long before she was aware of it. 'I still remember the feeling of despair at the sight of an ancient house being destroyed, a deep-rooted site being modernised, or an old precious fabric being replaced,' she explains. Images d’Orient is Peggy's solution to preserving the past – a contemporary concept which pays tribute to the legacy of past civilizations. 'We believe in a world where diversity is embraced, where modern is a resonance of ancient,' says Peggy. The range of products includes keyrings, coasters, place mats, trivets and more, all promoting the richness of Mediterranean culture. Some are inspired by Spanish tiles, others by original mosaics, and so on. 'Our range of objects will give your table a distinctive look, both vintage and futuristic,' says Peggy. We agree, and particularly love the coasters, which come in packs of six in a wide ranging of striking, bold patterns. Made of silicone, they're heat-resistant, washable with soap and water and the fabulous colours won't fade. Images d’Orient products are available from Liv'In stores nationwide. The coasters retail for R360 for a pack of six. For more information, visit livin.co.za