The creations from an outstanding group of nine talented Dubai-based designers will be under the spotlight in the Design Experience hosted by Tashkeel at INDEX, which runs from September 17-19 at the World Trade Center. The art, furniture and accessories on display draw inspiration from the region’s culture and heritage and are designed and made locally. The influence of the UAE’s topography, history, language and Bedouin past are recognizable in the functional pieces with contemporary appeal.
“Dubai is quickly rising as a creative hub in the region that is reflected in the Emirate’s appointment as a UNESCO creative city of design, which is a first in the Middle East,” states Tony Crinion, Portfolio Director at dmg events.
Among the works on exhibition will be a simple, yet playful hand-braided chair and ottoman by Latifa Saeed that evolved out of her quest for the perfect headboard. Dhadh by Lujain Abulfaraj is a series of large interactive foam structures that serve as furniture, a plaything and building blocks for Arabic letters. Zuleika Penniman’s Coral Sun Series of table lamps celebrate the inherent beauty of the natural, indigenous coral rock.
This is a must-see exhibit at INDEX.