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In this issue

Identity Middle East

Breaking the mould

A collision of forces has given birth to a new project called The Great Design Disaster. Led by a passionate duo – interior architect Gregory Gatserelia and design enthusiast Joy Herro – its aim is nothing short of shaking up the traditional boundaries of the contemporary design market. identity catches up with Herro to learn more.

Breaking the mould

2 mins

A taste for luxury

Häcker Kitchens is on a mission to 'disrupt the kitchen industry' in the Middle East

A taste for luxury

2 mins

An Italian affair

An exclusive collection by online retail platform Artemest has been curated by Dubai-based interior designer and founder of Styled Habitat, Rabah Saeid, and combines Italian handcrafted pieces inspired by cosy nights in.

An Italian affair

1 min

At the nexus of design and function

Casamia is home to truly contemporary kitchens for lovers of elegance and understated style

At the nexus of design and function

1 min

DESIGN FOCUS: A FEAST FOR THE EYES

As a place for everything from cooking and eating to entertaining and gathering with family and friends, the kitchen is the heart of any home. It can be a space that invites creativity as well, not only with food but also with design. Contemporary or traditional, urban-inspired or with a countryside feel, adorned with neutral colours or noble materials, bespoke or modular: there are many options to reflect your own style.

DESIGN FOCUS: A FEAST FOR THE EYES

4 mins

Contemporary heritage

Launched just a few months ago, new brand and gallery Don Tanani revives the past with a contemporary eye, through objects that are at the crossroads of design and art

Contemporary heritage

2 mins

Distant voices

The voices of 4000 Lebanese citizens have travelled to the Venice Architecture Biennale as part of Beirut-based architecture and design duo T SAKHI’s installation, ‘Letters from Beirut’. With the hope of fostering dialogue and honouring the Lebanese community, the installation shares narratives in the wake of the city’s ongoing reconstruction following the explosion in Beirut on 4 August last year.

Distant voices

2 mins

An urban legacy

A new book chronicling Sharjah’s modern urban landscape offers a wide-ranging view of the UAE’s third-largest city

An urban legacy

2 mins

WEEKEND LIFESTYLE

This Sydney home achieves harmony through the perfect balance of proportions, materials and colours

WEEKEND LIFESTYLE

3 mins

A labour of love

The House of Today platform has supported emerging design talent and students in Lebanon for nearly a decade. Today, in the face of ongoing challenges, their efforts remain as solid as ever.

A labour of love

5 mins

Tropical modernism

Brazilian architect Carolina Maluhy transformed this São Paulo home into a blank canvas to display the owner’s wide collection of Latin American art and vintage furniture

Tropical modernism

5 mins

Terracotta dreams

Meshary AlNassar’s homey studio is a reflection of his mission to spearhead a new interior design revolution in his home country of Kuwait

Terracotta dreams

3 mins

THE FUTURE IS NOW

A NEW ERA OF DESIGNERS, ARCHITECTS AND ARTISTS IN THE UAE IS REDEFINING WHAT IT MEANS TO SHAPE THE FUTURE OF OUR ENVIRONMENTS AND CITIES, FROM THE MIDDLE EAST TO THE REST OF THE WORLD

THE FUTURE IS NOW

8 mins

A contemporary legacy

The opening of the Bourse de Commerce – Collection Pinault, under the guidance of Tadao Ando and the Bourellac Brothers, marks a new era for contemporary art in Paris

A contemporary legacy

4 mins

Designing with intention

Niyya’s portable prayer mats are designed to be a source of pride for the Muslim community

Designing with intention

3 mins

Living with colour

In Moscow, fashion designer Ksenia Chilingarova’s home – created by Harry Nuriev from Crosby Studios – combines historical Russian references with contemporary art

Living with colour

4 mins

Finding balance

At a roundtable held at Cosentino in Dubai, five prominent designers from the Middle East gathered to discuss finding the right balance between current trends in a transitioning world

Finding balance

4 mins

Outdoor living

Umbrian brand Talenti is working with international designers to redefine the outdoor experience

Outdoor living

3 mins

Detangling ideology

Emirati artist Afra Al Dhaheri is taking over the art scene one 6-metre sculpture at a time

Detangling ideology

4 mins

DESIGN FOCUS - A HAVEN WITHIN THE HOME

There has never been a better time to turn a bathroom into a sanctuary – these products and projects show how to get started

DESIGN FOCUS - A HAVEN WITHIN THE HOME

4 mins

Cross-culture creativity

Founded by Azel Ait-Mokhtar and Youri Asantcheeff, Ibkki is a design studio focused on carrying forward the craft traditions of the Berber people of Algeria’s Kabylia region

Cross-culture creativity

5 mins

Balancing act

Finding himself at a crossroads between an intuitive process and market demands, Peter Mabeo is not one to conform. Here, he speaks to identity about the challenges of navigating the world of design and carving his own path.

Balancing act

5 mins

A grand experience

The recently opened The Arts Club Dubai offers an immersive journey through design, history and art, from one of the world’s most historic member’s clubs

A grand experience

4 mins

A brutalist touch

With raw concrete walls and ceilings combined with a mix of vintage and contemporary pieces, the home of French-Lebanese interior architect Chadi Abou Jaoude is full of surprises

A brutalist touch

3 mins

The art of community

Foundry is the latest addition to the UAE’s arts and culture scene. identity catches up with its curator Giuseppe Moscatello to learn more about its place within the arts community.

The art of community

3 mins

Mountainside magnificence

In the luxury ski resort of Faqra in Lebanon, architect Nabil Dada opens the doors for identity to take a tour of his rustic yet modern holiday home which includes an impressive selection of furniture and artworks

Mountainside magnificence

4 mins

Ini's inspiration

Ini Archibong creates things that last – and his latest venture with the Pavilion of the African Diaspora may be his most ambitious legacy project yet

Ini's inspiration

6 mins

Eclectic ensemble

The Gabrielle et Guillaume collectible design gallery makes its West Coast debut with a model penthouse in San Francisco’s coveted SOM-designed residential building

Eclectic ensemble

6 mins

Cultural celebration

While finding himself under lockdown in Cairo, creative polymath Louis Barthélemy seized the opportunity to create a brand that pays homage to the Egyptian cultural heritage he so admires

Cultural celebration

2 mins

Community voices

Ishara Art Foundation’s latest exhibition, Growing Like A Tree, continues to shed light on complex perspectives from South Asia from its hub in Alserkal Avenue

Community voices

4 mins

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Identity Magazine Description:

PublisherMotivate Publishing

CategoryHome

LanguageEnglish

FrequencyMonthly

identity is the Middle East's interiors, design and property magazine. Identity is the region's first consumer design, interiors, architecture and property magazine with an exclusively contemporary focus.

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