Topic: Design

Ammar Kalo’s recycled rubber tables for Fikra Campus are sliced in half to reveal white oak interior

Designer Ammar Kalo has created a series of four tables for Sharjah-based Fikra Campus, featuring a contrast of natural and man-made materials, each designed for a specific use within the commissioned space. The tables are wrapped in a recycled rubber crumb and appear … More

Lebanese designer Nada Debs to debut solo show at Milan Design Week

Lebanese designer Nada Debs will be debuting her solo design show during this year’s Milan Design Week, showcasing a series of new collections at Rossana Orlandi Gallery. “Rossana is the perfect partner and place to show during Fuorisalone del Mobile. She has an … More

Interview: DIDI will change the way we perceive design according to Sass Brown and Hani Asfour

As the Dubai Institute of Design & Innovation (DIDI) gears up for its first intake this year, dean Sass Brown and associate dean Hani Asfour, explain why the industry is set for a huge transformation and a new learning paradigm. Sass Brown and … More

Nada Debs’ newly-opened showroom and studio space allows visitors to better interact with her designs

Lebanese designer Nada Debs has merged her showroom in Beirut with her studio space in a effort to join all operations of her brand operations under one roof to allow visitors to better experience both her designs and working environment. Debs’ well-known Saifi … More

Poltrona Frau Group ME’s new showroom in Dubai showcases contemporary Italian design

Poltrona Frau Group ME has relocated its Dubai showroom from Downtown Design, opening in a two-storey building on Jumeirah Road – characterised by an array of contrasting materials such as marble, stone, and metal that reflect the landscape of the Middle East. The … More

Samovar Carpets reproduces Van Gogh’s Starry Night for Dubai exhibition

Family-owned carpet makers Samovar Carpets has unveiled a reproduction of Dutch painter, Vincent van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ painting – hand-knotted into a traditional Tibetan carpet. The carpet reproduction has been unveiled as part of Van Gogh Alive, a multi-sensory exhibition created by Grande … More

DIDI launches women’s scholarship for young designers in partnership with Dubai Mall

Launched in collaboration with Dubai Mall, the Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI) has established a scholarship for young, aspiring female students. Part of the ‘International Women’s Month at the Dubai Mall’ campaign, the scholarship is for four years, and was created … More

Louis Poulsen celebrates PH 5 lamp’s 60th anniversary with new colours

Danish lighting designer Poul Hennningsen’s iconic PH 5 lamp for equally celebrated Danish brand Louis Poulsen celebrates its 60th anniversary this month. To mark this milestone, the company has released the lamp in classic white, modern white and six vibrant colours to match … More

Pallavi Dean Interiors’ first restaurant in Sharjah combines European designs with local craftsmanship

Pallavi Dean Interiors has designed its first restaurant concept, fusing local craftsmanship with European design sensibility. Located in Sharjah’s Al Qasba area, the design of the 500m2 Lebanese restaurant Shababeek, is created using a ‘fusion’ concept that combines a variety of styles and … More

Steelcase’s new chair that responds to human movements can rival plastic office furniture

A new material developed by office furniture firm Steelcase allows the material to become the mechanism of its new chair design, SILQ. The new high-performance polymer material emulates the qualities of carbon fiver at a mass market price, and is currently pending patent. … More

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