Great genius is often inspired by seemingly simplistic events and the House of Mirrors located in Kuwait is a testament to this fact. Inspired by a random creation of her own, where she decorated a mundane item of furniture: a wooden cabinet resident in the dining room, with shards of glass, Lidia al Qattan embarked on a unique journey, to convert her own home into an item of truly exquisite modern artistry.
Composed of a stunning seventy seven tons of mirror, Lidia and her husband, renowned artist Kalifa decorated their home with numerous mirror mosaics complete with a myriad of designs including angels, dolphins, birds and grapes creating intricate patterns on the ceilings and the floor. For a visitor, this stunning display of deflecting light creates the most beautiful sights that could possibly be crafted by human hands and this can be witnessed in the living room, which is styled to theme of ‘Planet Earth’, the back hallway illustrating the ‘Basin of the Sharks’, the bathroom echoing ‘Inside the Sea’ while the master bedroom is complete with an exploding supernova is styled to be, quite appropriately, the ‘Room of the Universe’.
To witness the artistic genius of Lidia as well as her husband Kalifa, make your way up the ‘Stairs of Inspiration’ and into their art studios where you will be treated to Kalifa’s darkest pieces of artistic genius illustrating the treacherous remnants of a war like situation. Initially considered shocking and disturbing, consequent to the much criticized Iraqi invasion of Kuwait lead by Saddam Hussein which lasted for a short while yet wreaked unmentionable havoc both physically and mentally on Kuwaiti citizens, Khalifa’s art was called ‘prophetic’ of the onset of terror and gloom.
Nevertheless, a visit to the House of Mirrors would truly render an evening useful and maybe even inspire the dormant artist in you. Enjoy this attraction and many others such as the Kuwait Towers, Bayt Al-Badr and the War Museum as you reside in a classy Kuwait resort. When searching for accommodation in Kuwait hotels, especially if you wish for the luxurious elegance of a word class resort combined with the delectable meals and all the modern comforts, Al-Jahra Copthorne Hotel & Resort would be an ideal choice.