Tashkeel supports emerging designers at Design Days Dubai
Creating bespoke designs
Dubai-based contemporary art organisation Tashkeel, which already helps towards emerging talent via various programmes such as A.i.R Dubai, is further showing its support for three Emirati designers, who are creating bespoke products for the upcoming Design Days Dubai.
The three designers currently developing prototypes for the upcoming exhibition include Latifa Saeed, Salem Al-Mansoori and Zeinab Alhashemi. Their final pieces will be sold exclusively at the fair.
Latifa Saeed, who employs an experimental approach in the materials and techniques that she uses, is working on a project titled 'Braided', offering braided linen cushion tubes upholstered in a wooden frame.
Meanwhile, Salem Al-Mansoori is developing a project 'Murmur', in which synthesized objects are designed with a main function in mind: to attract spectators, inspire conversations, and create an ambiance of poignant warmth.
Zeinab Alhashemi's project 'Sa'nam' is based on a multi-functional sand carpet, designed using geometric shapes filled with sand and stitched out of camel leather.
According to Tashkeel's Strategy and Partnership Development Manager Anabelle de Gersigny: "The impending projects for 2014 are part of long term initiative which highlights the skills of talented Emirati designers and brings them together with makers and artisans in the region, developing a range of designs based on an aesthetic that is intrinsically from and for the UAE."