The Story Behind the Design

Inspirational. Creative. Thoughtful.

At RASM, we strive to create high quality lifestyle products that lift your spirit and spark culture appreciation. With each product, we hope our customers grow more aware of the historical richness that the eastern culture offers and develop the impression of prestige in our products. 

This philosophy can be seen in our latest designed product, our Mosque & Minaret Candle Holders.

Inspirational

The new smartly designed Mosque & Minaret Candle Holders were inspired by the historic architecture found in Ghadames, Libya located on the Algerian-Tunisian border. Ghadames is known as 'the pearl of the desert' and stands in an oasis. It is one of the oldest pre-Saharan cities and a marvelous example of a traditional settlement. 


The city’s 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 [Centre, UNESCO World Heritage. "Old Town of Ghadamès - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". whc.unesco.org].

Homes, mosques and other buildings are noticeably white or cream coloured, have arched doorways and windows, and charming outdoor staircases.

Photo by: https://www.flickr.com/photos/onourtravels/4181010111

Creative

The RASM Design Team is made up of creative individuals from unique backgrounds including interior and fashion design, the fine arts and technology. This allows us to produce products that are particularly remarkable and special in design and functionality.  

Being inspired by Ghamades, the RASM Design Team gathered their creative energy and knowledge of architecture to introduce products not seen in North America.

Our Mosque & Minaret Candle Holders distinctly emphasize the organic architecture of Ghadames, incorporating outdoor staircases, arched windows and doorways and a handwrought feel.

Thoughtful

We understand that products should not only be beautiful, but practical and long lasting as well. While designing our candle holders, we made the effort to consider our customers’ wants and needs.

We recognized that our customers admire traditional designs yet with modern aesthetics. And that’s just what we did!

We recognized that our customers want long lasting products that are easy to care for and durable. Our Mosque & Minarets look and feel like ceramic, but are made with 100% aluminum. This means that even our customers with children can enjoy our Mosque & Minaret without worrying about it being too delicate or breaking.

We recognized that our customers want a unique product that still works well with the existing furnishes and decor of their home. We’ve selected two modern finishes that work well with both warm or cool tones: off-white and white.

Whether your home is warm and earth toned, or whether your home has a modern sleek look, our Mosque & Minarets will surely heighten your style and living space.

Inspirational. Creative. Thoughtful.