Materials

Studio Ilio uses human hair to create decorative patterns on diverse surfaces

Drawing inspiration from traditional ceramic techniques, the process developed by Studio Ilio and Martijn Rigters, uses human hair to create a surface treatment … More

Care for Milk: Designer uses dairy waste as glazing for ceramics

Young designer Ekaterina Semenova shares with designMENA her graduation project Care for Milk, which explores the effects of different dairy waste when used as … More

Ceramic tiles at the forefront of Masquespacio-designed restaurant in Valencia

Spanish-based design consultancy Masquespacio has just completed interiors for the Albabel’s new restaurant in Picaña, a small town eight km away from Valencia. Like … More

Render design residency in Beirut connects international designers with local crafts

Joy Mardini Design Gallery (JMDG) in association with Beirut Art Residency (BAR) has launched a design residency during Beirut Design Week, inviting … More

Video: Watch the Trend Tour with Scarlet Opus at Index 2017

UK-based trend forecasters Scarlet Opus returned to Index Design Series with its Trend Hub. Victoria Redshaw, lead futurist at Scarlet Opus, shared with … More

Dubai Frame gets gold cladding

Gold cladding has started to be attached to the Dubai Frame – the latest addition to the city’s skyline which is designed … More

Outdoor design: Kamelia Zaal on using desert plants for landscaping

designMENA speaks to landscape designer Kamelia Zaal and architect Tarik Zaharna about the latest trends in outdoor design and also explores different … More

Seven UAE designers create ‘something to sit on’ using American hardwoods

The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), an international trade association for the American hardwood industry, is collaborating with seven UAE-based designers for its … More

Textile design: Simplicity and elegance are never out of style

Textile trends are being influenced by a strong desire for comfort and practicality as we head into 2017. Designers in the Middle … More

Brick makes a comeback

Super-sized slabs and 3D walls continue to grow in popularity as tile industry favorites, but this year is all about brick. RAK … More

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