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Behind Closed Curtains: Interior Design in Iran - Book Presentation by Lena Spath


Source: Iran Heritage Foundation

Behind Closed Curtains: Interior Design in Iran
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Organised by: Iran Heritage Foundation
Date: Wednesday 17th January 2018, 18.30
Venue: Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7LP


Author Lena Spath has captured the beauty, intricacy, and vibrancy of Iranian interior design in order to showcase its underrated style in her new book Behind Closed Curtains: Interior Design in Iran.

"I want to challenge the narrative on Iran most media companies follow. This book is my way to bring the country's history and the stories of its citizens into the homes and the hands of more people." - Lena Spath

This book contains vibrant pictures by Tehran-based photographer Hamed Farhangi, which allow readers a glimpse into sixteen extraordinary homes belonging to artists, entrepreneurs, and architects all over Iran. Having travelled around the country over the course of a year, Spath has drawn on her extensive knowledge of Persian culture, traditions, and handicrafts to create this beautiful book. Having recently returned from her latest trip to Iran, her talk aims to elaborate more on the elements of Persian interior design as well as look at its future trends.

Copies of Behind Closed Curtains: Interior Design in Iran will be available to purchase on at the event.


Lena Spath was born in Munich, Germany, and has an MA in Middle Eastern Studies from LMU Munich. She has lived in Spain, Turkey, and Iran, and has worked for consulting, recruiting, and internet companies. In 2016 she decided to bring together all her experience to produce a book focusing on Iran.

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Tickets: £10 - book now

If you would prefer to pay by cheque, please make it payable to 'IHF' and send this along with your contact details to:
IHF, 63 New Cavendish Street, London, W1G 7LP

The performance will start promptly at 6.30pm so please ensure you arrive on time or you may not be allowed into the recital room so as not to disturb the musicians.

For any inquiries please contact, Tel: 020 3651 2121


The Iran Heritage Foundation is a non-political UK registered charity with the mission to promote and preserve the history, languages and cultures of Iran and the Persianate world. The objectives of the Foundation are achieved by organising and supporting activities of cultural or scholarly merit. IHF programmes include sponsoring teaching posts and fellowships at universities and museums, giving grants for academic research and cultural activities, and organising regular events and conferences, both in the United Kingdom and abroad.


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