Materials

In pictures: Hyper-realistic stone sculptures by Jiyuseki

Japanese artist Jiyuseki handcrafts these incredible stone sculptures creating the illusion that the stone is soft and malleable. Jiyuseki graduated from Tokyo … More

Suppliers you should know: Wall and Flooring

This past month was a big one for international wall and flooring suppliers, as the global trade fair for ceramics and marble … More

FMBI to present humanitarian-driven Carpet Table during Design Days Dubai

Humanitarian initiative FBMI will be presenting H. H. Sheikha Mariam Khalifa Bin Saif’s rug specially designed for FBMI ‘Artists for Change’ program … More

Natural materials a trend in roofing solutions

A return to natural materials is the major trend in exteriors as architects look for sustainability and use of more locally sourced … More

Yasuaki Onishi to unveil mountain-like installation in Dubai

Japanese artist Yasuaki Onishi has been commissioned to create a site-specific installation during Dubai’s Art Week event in March. The project is … More

Alternative uses of ceramics presented at Cevisama fair

This year’s Spanish tile fair Cevisama again featured Trans-Hitos “Harmonies”, the ceramics for architecture exhibition, aimed at launching innovative proposals for alternative … More

Aljoud Lootah presents carpets using traditional weaving methods

Emirati designer Aljoud Lootah has created two carpets, Misnad and Uwairyan, that reinterpret the geometric patterns of Al Sadu weaving. Al Sadu is a … More

Textile design: Returning to the traditional

CID talks to regional experts about fabric and textile trends that are currently influencing both commercial and residential designs in the Middle … More

This is the world’s longest wooden carving

A Chinese artist has won a place in the Guinness Book of Records after creating the world’s longest wooden carving, made from … More

Big tile trends are here to stay say regional industry leaders

CID speaks to professionals from the region about nature-oriented trends in the realm of interior design, the marble revival and how tiles … More

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