Os 10 melhores designs da região MENASA na dubai design week 2018

dubai has not only become the epicenter of emirati design but, quite simply, for design in the whole MENASA region (middle east, north africa and south asia). and, once more, dubai design week 2018 signified this growing impression. downtown design – the region’s leading trade fair – welcomed global brands including artemide, cassina and marset. however, it was the new downtown editions section that stunningly showcased local designers, brands and even other regional design weeks. this focus extended throughout the festival and below, designboom rounds-up the best projects from MENASA creatives at dubai design week 2018.

Os 10 melhores designs da região MENASA na dubai design week 2018bouchra boudoua blue vases
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within downtown editions, as part of the casablanca design week’s stand, bouchra boudoua debuts her latest ceramic work. the differently shaped and sized vases feature light blue patterns upon a black backdrop. these intricate yet bold brushmarks resemble a contemporary style whilst still referencing her moroccan roots.

Os 10 melhores designs da região MENASA na dubai design week 2018mandoos collection by aljoud lootah
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paying tribute to the wooden chests that previously played an important role in UAE by holding one’s most precious possessions, aljoud lootah‘s ‘mandoos’ collection aims to reestablish a purpose for these boxes in UAE homes. incorporating modern design elements, the box’s surface is weaved with camel leather and embellished with metallic studs. the leather boxes, which are handcrafted, features separate compartments, each for a specific purpose.

Os 10 melhores designs da região MENASA na dubai design week 2018eastern provinces of KSA – the sound of the east coast
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as a highlight of dubai design week each year, the 2018 abwab pavilion invited five communities to produce work along the theme ‘between the lines’. as part of the installation by the eastern provinces of KSA, a sound space explores the process of sourcing pearls. soft sculptures fluidly change in reaction to different music and air vibrations.

Os 10 melhores designs da região MENASA na dubai design week 2018kuwait city’s desert cast
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also part of abwab 2018, kuwait city presents ‘desert cast‘ by jassim al nashmi, kawther al saffar and ricardas blazukas. addressing a lack of local identity in materials and fabrication, the designers merged the techniques of gypsum-molding and sand-casting. the results are an array of unique metal objects that explore new forms yet offer complete functionality.

Os 10 melhores designs da região MENASA na dubai design week 2018the line concept’s continuum collection
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produced in dubai, the line concept presents the new ‘continuum’ collection at the design week. intended to offer a spectrum of shapes at any view point, the furniture includes a selection of chairs and tables. the designs combine a range of color schemes with rich, handcrafted materials.

Os 10 melhores designs da região MENASA na dubai design week 2018kutleh vases by rula yaghmour
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designed by architect rula yaghmour, ‘kutleh‘ attempts to create a new medium from the waste of the stone industry. her designs, which range from vases to chairs, enhance the natural colors and materials of the mediterranean. displayed at the amman design week’s stand at downtown editions, ‘kutleh’ actually defines itself as a raw material that designers can use to carve their own creations.

Os 10 melhores designs da região MENASA na dubai design week 2018ballerina vases by in doi
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also as part of the amman design week stand, in doi‘s ‘ballerina’ vases illustrate the fast yet graceful spinning motion of dancers. the lines of their arms and bent knees form the curves of design whilst the lightness of movement is visualized with gaps. a thin, strong and elegant body runs almost hidden down the center of the vase.

Os 10 melhores designs da região MENASA na dubai design week 20181971-design space’s thuluth by alia mazrooei
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nas edições do centro da cidade, o espaço de design de 1971 apresenta 'thuluth' da designer de interiores emirati alia mazrooei . formando um sofá alongado e duas cadeiras, os desenhos fazem referência às curvas naturais das dunas de areia moldadas pelo vento. os resultados, que se assemelham ao estilo de assinatura de alia, combinam minimalismo com formas orgânicas e de fluxo livre.

Os 10 melhores designs da região MENASA na dubai design week 2018Imagem das mesas de cristal do estúdio KRAY,
cortesia de rita kettaneh





exibida no estande da beruit week week nas edições do centro, rita kettaneh - fundadora do estúdio KRAY - apresenta sua coleção de 'mesas de cristal' . a família de três mesas laterais foi inspirada no material natural homônimo e em sua transparência, pureza e geometria. os desenhos combinam superfícies planas e coloridas em cima de aço tubular fino.

Os 10 melhores designs da região MENASA na dubai design week 2018LASVIT flow por albal design studio
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criado pelo estúdio de design da albal , o recurso de luz 'flow' do LASVIT destaca a importância da água na região dos Emirados Árabes Unidos. o design flutuante e transformador combina diferentes superfícies, estruturas e espelhamento através de formas orgânicas, que parecem reflexos e ondulações da água. suas armações de metal ajudam a distorcer ainda mais a forma enquanto também atuam como fontes de luz.design

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