Updates from Tanween Design Programme 2017-18

LAB 003 - Finetuning concepts

The designers have been looking at long-established local techniques, like horse-hair weaving, salt crystalisation, resin casting. Different materials like ceramics, sand, concrete, and coffee are all...

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LAB 002 - Gareth Neal and the designers

An exciting three day LAB was held with London-based furniture designer Gareth Neal, who was invited again this year to support the designers in their exploration of locally inspired concepts. Through...

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Branding, writing, and social media-ing

The Tanween designers took part in two inspiring and informative workshops on branding and writing, held on 8 and 15 July 2017.

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LAB 001 - Introductions

Following introductions and programme outline on Day 1, the designers, along with the mentors and Project Coordinator Salim Ahmed, visited manufacturers in Dubai and Sharjah.

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