Emirati designer Aljoud Lootah unveils marble collection during Design Days Dubai

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The Emirati designer Aljoud Lootah returned to Design Days Dubai with a new limited edition series of geometric furniture which takes inspiration from Arabesque patterns and motifs. The Double Square collection comprises the stool, coffee table and the lamp and depicts a recurring Arabesque 8-pointed star motif when viewed from the top. The motif, which consists of two squares, one rotated 45 degrees with respect to the other, is the starting point of a variety of Arabesque patterns, and through it, different combinations can be generated.

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Double Square stool in marble

“All pieces are made out of Carrara marble, which is not as strong material as many people would think. In fact, it is a very fragile so creating these very complex shapes with marble was a very challenging process. We went through a lot of models before creating the final pieces,” says Lootah.

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Aljoud Lootah booth at Design Days Dubai

Lootah is one of a number of locally-based designers reaching global recognition, with two of the pieces from her 2015 Oru furniture and lighting collection recently being acquired by a major international museum’s permanent collection.

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