31 MAY - 2 JUNE 2021

DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE

Co-located with

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TANWEEN BY TASHKEEL

From dhow builders that hail from South Asia to khoos artisans living on the border with Oman, camel leather tanneries in Al Ain to Al Sadu weavers based in Abu Dhabi, this exhibit will feature products that are true and unique to the melange of cultures and traditions that constitute the UAE. Merging the very new with the ancient, drawing on ambitious, future-facing approaches and suited to contemporary environments, Tanween is proud to present products that are innovative, relevant, desirable and functional – an embodiment of all that design in the UAE can be.

Tanween is an intensive development programme introduced by Tashkeel for innovative emerging designers working in the UAE. Tanween takes a selected cohort of emerging UAE-based designers through a twelve-month development phase to build a product inspired by the surroundings of the UAE from concept to completion. Established in Dubai in 2008 by Lateefa bint Maktoum, Tashkeel seeks to provide a nurturing environment for the growth of contemporary art and design practice rooted in the UAE.

MEET THE ARTISTS

Traces of Time
Artist: Abdalla AlMulla

Traces of Time is the concluding result of Abdalla’s detailed studies of dune phenomena through wind patterns...

Host Lamp
Artist: Alia Al Eghfeli

Host Lamp explores the cultural trait of hospitality as well as the art of making and serving Arabic coffee through a...

The Liminal Series
Artist: Hala Al-Ani

With The Liminal Series Hala invites the natural process into her design, using salt formations to create a series of...

Thubabah and The Braided Series
Artist: Latifa Saeed

During the Tanween design programme, Saeed explored intuitive methods of design that started with a response to...

Yareed
Artist: Lina Ghalib

The material emphasizes on preserving the meticulous Egyptian craft of furniture making while marrying it...

Hisn Chair
Nada Abu Shaqra

Nada is interested in designing affordable products using sustainable materials that integrate...

Katta
Artist: Yara Habib

Katta is a screen-divider that holds 400 pieces made of a variety of materials with individually hand-woven wooden...

Coral Lamps
Artist: Zuleika Penniman

The Coral I divider evokes the use of coral-rock historically in the construction of traditional dwellings...

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