Identity Magazine - February 2024
Identity Magazine - February 2024
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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.
A taste for luxury
Häcker Kitchens is on a mission to 'disrupt the kitchen industry' in the Middle East
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.
At the nexus of design and function
Casamia is home to truly contemporary kitchens for lovers of elegance and understated style
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.
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
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.
An urban legacy
A new book chronicling Sharjah’s modern urban landscape offers a wide-ranging view of the UAE’s third-largest city
This Sydney home achieves harmony through the perfect balance of proportions, materials and colours
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.
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
Meshary AlNassar’s homey studio is a reflection of his mission to spearhead a new interior design revolution in his home country of Kuwait
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
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
Designing with intention
Niyya’s portable prayer mats are designed to be a source of pride for the Muslim community
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
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
Umbrian brand Talenti is working with international designers to redefine the outdoor experience
Emirati artist Afra Al Dhaheri is taking over the art scene one 6-metre sculpture at a time
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
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
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.
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 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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Identity Magazine Description:
Publisher: Motivate Publishing
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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