Geometric Design Watches Launched on Kickstarter Reaches Funding Target within a Day
Two friends, Abdullah and Harun, driven by their passion for Andalusian design, and a distaste for the unimaginative "minimalist" watches swarming the market, set up Miraj Collections, and are on a mission to reintroduce Islamic geometric and arabesque designs for a contemporary audience. Miraj recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for their first watch, inspired by the beautiful Alhambra Palace in Granada, and have already reached their minimum funding target.
Miraj is all about connecting with the artistic heritage of the past, presenting it in a modern context, while remaining authentic. The 12-point geometric star design on the Alhambra Watch was intentionally constructed to be both functional and beautiful. They ensured that the best quality materials were used, so every watch is encased in 316L surgical grade stainless steel, and comes with a Swiss-made movement, sapphire crystal glass, Italian leather strap or Milanese mesh band.
Committed to authenticity and the preservation of heritage, Miraj has teamed up with the Barakat Trust, who have dedicated over 30 years working in the preservation and study of Islamic art and architecture. The Barakat Trust’s extensive knowledge of the artform ensures Miraj’s designs are true to the heritage. In return for their support, Miraj has made a commitment to sponsor the Barakat Trust’s future work. So Miraj’s early backers are directly impacting the very heritage that inspires their work. The Miraj duo have also been invited to speak at the London Craft Week, where they will talk about their journey so far.
There is still plenty of time for others to join their mission. In exchange for backing the Kickstarter campaign, Miraj are offering several rewards, where backers can save up-to 45% off the future retail price of the watches. The Super Early Bird reward offers any watch for £119 (40% off the retail price). All backers will also receive a free geometric design pin badge and a 10%-off-lifetime-discount-card.
For more details, visit the Miraj Collections Kickstarter campaign, where you can find more information about Miraj Collections and the Alhambra watches. Or you can contact Miraj using the following:
Name: Abdullah Ahmed (Co-founder of Miraj Collections)
Email: [email protected]
Kickstarter Campaign: www.kickstarter.com/projects/mirajwatches/worlds-first-andalusian-inspired-geometric-premium