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

83ebb526-4145-47e2-9574-82eba63e56a8

Humanitarian initiative FBMI will be presenting H. H. Sheikha Mariam Khalifa Bin Saif’s rug specially designed for FBMI ‘Artists for Change’ program during Design Days Dubai.

e5620912-9843-4d20-a3c2-ce36a64e1348

The Fatima Bint Mohamed Bin Zayed Initiative, FBMI, has recently launched a new collaboration program between UAE artists and underprivileged artisans in Afghanistan. Entitled ‘Artists For Change’, it aims to raise awareness of the plight of disadvantaged artisans as well as promote their talent and capabilities.

Advertisement

4275a79d-329e-4fe5-ade6-1affd1c29acf

In response to the brief, Sheikha Mariam’s design is a replication of her trademark dove image that is often featured within her jewellery collections. The carpets will be woven by FBMI weavers in Afghanistan.

669582c8-1213-4387-b4ad-45ff8d272b21

The rug has been set up on a table, made out of a carpet loom, giving off an unfinished, raw aesthetic. The ‘Carpet Table’ will be showcased for the first time at FBMI booth during Design Days Dubai 2016.

Alongside the ‘Carpet Table’ and in tone with its colours and design, FBMI will display its new Antique Wash rug collection, a fine, socially-conscious Afghan carpets collection.

db6b6362-4b27-4266-a8a9-b7224467c87c

Antique Wash Finish, the term given to a compound wash, reproduces the effects of age. The brightest colors can be adjusted to smooth pastels through oxidation. The texture becomes softer and the overall feel is of a museum rug.

 

This entry was posted in Materials, Specify. Bookmark the permalink.

Add a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *