Even at the casual glance, it’s clear that there is something different about the wall decorations and furniture on display at Skokie’s Modern Wall Art gallery. The wavy designs have a pattern to them. And, as owner Syed Rahman and other employees would readily tell anyone who walks through the door, there’s a reason for that.
The designs are actually Arabic calligraphy, a form of calligraphy based on Arabic alphabet. Some pieces uses verses from the Quran, while others use phrases or individuals’ names. As Rahman explained, their goal is to take the customers’ visions and turn them into reality.