FORMA II builds on the original FORMA series first showcased as part of Tanween at Design Days Dubai 2015. The collection seeks to shed light on the disappearing craft of traditional dhow building by using its procedural and material logic as a framework for design.

The dhow builder’s templates, or ‘forma’, are adopted as the starting point. The piece presents a new exploration of how these sectional profiles, which define the structure and shape of the boat, can be manipulated and rearranged to generate new possibilities for both form and use.

Artist Biography

Rand Abdul Jabbar was born in Baghdad, Iraq in 1990 and was raised in the UAE. She received her Bachelor of Environmental Design, with distinction, from Dalhousie University in 2011 and her Master of Architecture from Columbia University in 2014. The nature of her upbringing in the multi-faceted ethnic landscape of the UAE has nurtured a desire and commitment to engage opportunities for dialogue and cultural exchange through a variety of creative processes. Her work explores the power and potent...

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Rand Abdul Jabbar
FORMA II

Price:
AED 16,000.00
Edition:
Limited Edition of 10
Size:
70 x 34 x 48.5 cm
Materials:
Burma Teak

FORMA II builds on the original FORMA series first showcased as part of Tanween at Design Days Dubai 2015. The collection seeks to shed light on the disappearing craft of traditional dhow building by using its procedural and material logic as a framework for design.

The dhow builder’s templates, or ‘forma’, are adopted as the starting point. The piece presents a new exploration of how these sectional profiles, which define the structure and shape of the boat, can be manipulated and rearranged to generate new possibilities for both form and use.

Artist Biography

Rand Abdul Jabbar was born in Baghdad, Iraq in 1990 and was raised in the UAE. She received her Bachelor of Environmental Design, with distinction, from Dalhousie University in 2011 and her Master of Architecture from Columbia University in 2014. The nature of her upbringing in the multi-faceted ethnic landscape of the UAE has nurtured a desire and commitment to engage opportunities for dialogue and cultural exchange through a variety of creative processes. Her work explores the power and potent...

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