This design solution was inspired by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Op. 35 Symphonic Suite, Scheherazade. The title of the suite is an allusion to the legendary Persian queen and main story teller in the One Thousand and One Arabian Nights. I created three distinct characters featured in the suite: Sinbad’s ship, Shahriar, and Scheherazade. I was interested in arabesque designs but wanted to incorporate a more modern interpretation of traditional Orientalist aesthetics. I did this by experimenting with minimalism, negative space, and flat shapes. I chose decorative papers that were reminiscent of European conceptions of Oriental textiles and patterns.