Studio MUJU’s material processes and exploration involves the revival and reinterpretation of traditional Emirati handcrafts, as well as the resurrection of the artisan communities directly linked to the production of these crafts. After travelling extensively throughout the UAE, analysing and interacting with various craftspeople, the material process that captured their imaginations was the ancient art of Bedouin Sadu weaving. Sadu is a form of weaving that has recently been added to UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, and is in need of urgent safeguarding due to the dwindling number of older members of society that still practice this skill. Through the extensive hands-on interaction with the weaving process, Studio MUJU translated the essence of the woven fabric into the realm of furniture and lighting design.

Their towering floor lamp, Fattoum, is a direct ode to the ancient weaving process. The shade acts as a loom with lengths of yarn stretched and stitched into traditional patterns, giving the visual effect of the weaving process being frozen in time. The dramatic verticality of the piece, and the juxtaposition of the delicate hand woven fabric and raw, rough concrete add to the character and quirky scale of the floor lamp.

Artist Biography

Studio MUJU are Mentalla Said and Jumana Taha who joined forces two years ago, after they developed a close professional relationship collaborating on multiple large-scale interior design projects.

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Studio MUJU
Fattoum

Price:
AED 18,000.00
Edition:
10
Size:
35 x 35 x 200 cm
Materials:
Concrete, steel, LED tube, woven fabric

Studio MUJU’s material processes and exploration involves the revival and reinterpretation of traditional Emirati handcrafts, as well as the resurrection of the artisan communities directly linked to the production of these crafts. After travelling extensively throughout the UAE, analysing and interacting with various craftspeople, the material process that captured their imaginations was the ancient art of Bedouin Sadu weaving. Sadu is a form of weaving that has recently been added to UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, and is in need of urgent safeguarding due to the dwindling number of older members of society that still practice this skill. Through the extensive hands-on interaction with the weaving process, Studio MUJU translated the essence of the woven fabric into the realm of furniture and lighting design.

Their towering floor lamp, Fattoum, is a direct ode to the ancient weaving process. The shade acts as a loom with lengths of yarn stretched and stitched into traditional patterns, giving the visual effect of the weaving process being frozen in time. The dramatic verticality of the piece, and the juxtaposition of the delicate hand woven fabric and raw, rough concrete add to the character and quirky scale of the floor lamp.

Artist Biography

Studio MUJU are Mentalla Said and Jumana Taha who joined forces two years ago, after they developed a close professional relationship collaborating on multiple large-scale interior design projects.

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