UAE-based Jomayli Interior & Furniture has partnered with Art Couture gallery and artists Cynthia Reta Richards, and Petra Puschmann to apply original artwork to custom-made pieces by its design team.
The work will be on display at Art Couture, Al Badia Golf Club InterContinental, Dubai Festival City, from July 3-August 28.
“Jomayli will use its furniture designs to hand-make the pieces, using the finest materials and details, manufactured by our craftsman, and apply the original art works of two well-known artists with their own individualistic styles,” said Maysoon Hage, general manager, Jomayli Interior & Furniture.
“The result is a distinctive piece of Art Furniture that is a unique blend of art, craft and function. The artwork can also be applied to other interior items such as glass, panels for room dividers, ceilings, tiles, carpets, curtains and pillows.”
Cynthia Richards, Art Couture, said art has the power to attract and to inspire. It promotes a sense of wellbeing and confers identity.
“This is also where this partnership comes in with Art Consulting, a specialised interior design service focused on designing the right blend of colours, lighting, artwork, art furniture and other interior items, to transform any working or living environment, reflecting the taste and style of the customer,” she said.
Puschmann is a well known European artist with an orientation towards “Intutivite Improvisation” and art as a contribution to problem solving. Besides creating sculptures, she has been experimenting with acrylic paints and developed her own painting techniques called Acrylomanie.
In 2010, she started “Colours Bridge Cultures” performance project, art from people for people. The CBC inauguration event will take place at the White Turf horse race at St. Moritz/ Switzerland in February 2013.
Richards is a contemporary abstract expressionist artist who is currently residing in Dubai. Having spent the major part of her life in Canada and the Middle East, appreciation of varied cultures and traditions is inherent in her work.
Her use of intricate gold leaf has is one of her signature pieces.
Art & Coffee Mornings is a monthly event Art Couture organises as part of its mission of promoting contemporary art in Dubai. The coffee mornings will resume post Ramadan.