The hybrid collection is fundamentally an ode to the arch, inspired by the Postmodern and Memphis movements in design with a twist of the graceful lines found in Art Deco and the monolithic sobriety of Brutalism. The collection asserts that by merely using a simple line, one can create an infinite range of objects that are both thoughtful and minimal.
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Finance professional-turned-designer Shima Samaei is behind the heritage-inspired brand Chapter-101, whose pieces bring together the evocative beauty of the Middle East region
Founded by London-based interior designers Sophie Ashby of Studio Ashby and Alex Dauley of Dauley Design, United in Design is a charitable organisation set up to address the lack of diversity within the design field. Aidan Imanova speaks to the founders to find out more.
All around the world
NextSpace, founded by Laurence Dehlen, aims to introduce the Middle East market to a myriad of brands from across the globe
Three Kuwait-based designers investigate the potential of a local design identity by merging existing regional and borrowed elements in an exhibition showcased at 1971 - Design Space in Sharjah
Dubai Design Week
While many of the world’s design events went virtual this year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the fifth iteration of Dubai Design Week – a festival that has quickly become one of the most sought-after events on the arts calendar in the Emirates – presented a combination of physical exhibitions and outdoor installations, bringing together international works and regional talent in addition to an online showcase of brands and talks, making the event accessible to a global audience.
This month’s products include wish list items that will make perfect gifts this festive season. From beautifully sculptural storage pieces to home fragrances, there is something here for everyone.
Preserving the past
‘A Thobe Story’ features 10 unique garments embroidered by Palestinian refugee women that recall missing memories
Sahel Al Hiyari’s Barghouti House softly integrates into the landscape while remaining impressively monolithic
DESIGN FOCUS: OUTDOOR FURNITURE
DESIGN FOCUS: OUTDOOR FURNITURE
A Sharjah icon
The recent restoration of Sharjah’s iconic Flying Saucer returns the Brutalist landmark to its former glory – and investigates its past in the process
MEMPHIS CON BRIO
Music and history flood through the heart and soul of this quintessential American river town
JERRY LEE LEWIS, 85, TRAGIC SECRET LIFE
Grumpy rock legend spends most days staring out the window
STUDY SUGGESTS - Vitamin D MAY HELP THE BODY FIGHT INFECTION
A researcher says that vitamin D is like a steroid and is urging the public to spend some time outside soaking in the sunshine vitamin.
We must go on,' says Lebanese Designer Elie Saab after blast
'We must go on,' says Lebanese designer Elie Saab after blast
STEVE'S $PLASHY $UITS
NO EXPENSE SPARED!
When Worst Gets Worse
The blast in Beirut laid bare the wreckage from decades of sectarian politics
FROM BEALE STREET TO THE BAYOU
Leah & Louise celebrates Delta culture and cuisine
EAT LIKE A LOCAL:HILL COUNTRY
Head for the hills and enjoy the delicious fare
Ja Morant – Sum 2 Prove
From unheralded prep prospect to mid-major star to potential NBA Rookie Of The Year, Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant is as legit as they come. And now, he’s focused on one thing and one thing only: stacking wins. From unheralded prep prospect to mid-major star to potential NBA rookie of the year, Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant is as legit as they come. And now, he’s focused on one thing and one thing only: stacking wins.
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