Daleel Al-Khair

The House of Mirrors


The House of Mirrors 
It belongs to Khalifa and Lidia Al-Qattan and it’s now considered as a museum as the wife of the renowned Kuwaiti artist has turned their house into a work of art using broken pieces of glass to decorate the outside and inside of the house. Located in Qadsiya, the house is still a private property so appointments have to be made prior for weekday visits. 
For the Italian born Lidia al-Qattan, sculptor, jeweler and a painter, who is married to Khalifa al-Qattan, a renowned Kuwaiti artist, broken glasses inspired her to do something artistic and from the shreds.
Inside the house, walls, Floorboards, all the rooms and even pieces of furniture’s are decorated with mirrors in all colors and shapes. The mirrors are fixed onto the wall using white cement, white adhesive and water. To avoid being hurt, each cut piece of mirror is filed. 
From the outside, the House of Mirrors in fact stands out among the surrounding buildings. The facility is a white brick building with an amazing array of mirrors, depicting butterflies, stars, planets, palms and even calligraphy. The glittering inside of the building makes the brightly decorated outside pale in comparison and every space inside of the house is bedecked in mirrors.


Approximately 100 tonnes of white cement and 75 tones of mirror have been used in the making of the mirror mosaics that spangle the outside and inside of this residential house.