Updates from Tanween 2021

Meet the Designer - Tasnim Tinawi

The Kapok series culminates from extensive research on desert-cotton as a fully developed material. Desert-cotton is sourced from the cotton buds of a native, salt-tolerant shrub Aerva Javanica, known...

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Meet the Designer: Nuhayr Zein

Tracing our disconnection from nature and our current over-reliance on technology, Nuhayr Zein aims to create a balance by fusing machine-made with nature-made, modern with traditional, and present wi...

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Meet the Designer - Khawla Al Balooshi

Taht Al Ghaf seeks to pay homage to the ghaf. ‘Oud’ in Emirati dialect means a group of ghaf trees concentrated in one area. The limited edition piece consists of seven pieces of treated wood, shaped ...

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Meet the Designer - Eman Shafiq

Sehra serves as an example of the functional potential of BioSand, a biodegradable material that has minimal impact on the environment from production through to the end of its lifespan. Designed to h...

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