Materials

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

FBMI and Khalid Shafar present PUZZLE carpet collection at Dubai Design Week

Emirati designer Khalid Shafar in collaboration with the Fatima Bint Mohamed Bin Zayed Initiative (FBMI) will be presenting the PUZZLE collection featuring … More

Case study: Red elm adds warmth to Melun’s music school

American red elm gives a warm touch to a new music and dance school located in Melun, a south-eastern suburb of Paris. … More

Khalid Shafar displays his Nomad installation at Shubbak Festival in London

Emirati designer Khalid Shafar has unveiled his latest interactive publication installation called The Nomad at this year’s Shubbak Festival, London’s largest biennial festival of … More

American cherry and maple twist and bend to form ‘The Invisible Store of Happiness’

From the American Hardwood Export Council:  The Invisible Store of Happiness is a three-meter high ode to wood and craftsmanship. The installation … More

Meet the CID Awards sponsors: American Hardwood Export Council

The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) is the leading international trade association for the American hardwood industry. AHEC also runs a worldwide … More

In pictures: Playful and unpretentious London Serpentine Gallery

The latest design for the annual Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London’s Kensington Gardens is now open to the public. The multi-coloured plastic … More

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