The Gulf: Five designers to know 17.03.16

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As Design Days takes place this week in Dubai, we bring you five individuals and practices carving out a niche in the Gulf's emerging design scene

1. Rand Abdul Jabbar

Iraqi-born, Abu Dhabi-based Rans Abdul Jabbar explores the power of architecture and design to mediate between local customs and increasing globalisation. Her Forma - Zero table is pictured above.

tashkeel.org/artists/rand-abdul-jabbar

2. Hozan Zangana

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Intuitive forms, simple colours and clean lines characterise the work of this Design Academy Eindhoven graduate, who studied at its Man & Wellbeing Department.

www.hozanzangana.com

3. Noura Al Sayeh

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The head of architecture at Bahrain’s Ministry of Culture, architect Al Sayeh commissioned its first pavilion at a World Expo last year.

culture.gov.bh/ar

4. Möbius Design Studio

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Founded in 2010, this lively, research-driven graphic-design collective initiated and curated Dubai’s annual Design House multi-disciplinary exhibition two years ago.

www.mobius-studio.com

5. Aljoud Lootah

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Inspired by geometric origami, the Oru series by Dubai-based designer Aljoud Lootah has been snapped up by the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia.

aljoudlootah.com

 

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