Multi-disciplinary Emirati designer Aljoud Lootah returned to Design Days Dubai with her new Tebr collection of porcelain vases, tableware and table lamps adorned with decorative motifs in 14-karat gold, which are inspired by patterns carved on an old wooden door from the Palace of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the former UAE President and Founder of the Nation.
“I wanted to get into a mass-produced market and give people a chance to have a more accessible design at a reasonable price,” says Lootah.
“We have a tableware, which is designed with 14-karat gold and porcelain vases. The patterns are all inspired by the intricate detailing found on the doors of the Sheikh Zayed Palace in Al Ain. The palace was constructed in the 1930’s, but they redesigned and turned it into a museum and is now open to the public.”
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She continues: “I like working with different materials, including wood, marble and now porcelain. It is a very different path from what I produced before, focusing on just limited editions. The reactions to my new collection are quite positive, and we are almost sold out, which is a great thing.”
Last year she exhibited the Double Square collection, a limited edition series of geometric furniture made out of Carrara marble. Two of the pieces from Lootah’s 2015 Oru furniture and lighting collection, made out of teak wood, have been acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne.