Updates from Tanween Design Programme 2017-18

Tanween at Downtown Design 2018

Tashkeel presented the latest products from the Tanween Design Programme 2017-18 by designers Alya AlEghfeli, Hala Al-Ani, Myrtille Ronteix and Renad Hussein at Downtown Design, as part of Dubai Desig...

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Meet the Designer, Renad Hussein

Meet the Tanween designer Renad Hussein, who combines concepts of history, timelessness, and interaction through her table Link, impressing upon the importance of community.

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Renad Hussein

Meet the Designer, Myrtille Ronteix

Meet the Tanween designer Myrtille Ronteix, who designed her lighting fixture Insight Out to express the multifaceted culture of the UAE, balancing modernity with tradition.

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Myrtille Ronteix

Meet the Designer, Alya AlEghfeli

Meet the Tanween designer Alya AlEghfeli and her journey towards Host Lamp: digging deep within the historical heritage of the UAE to find a ritual that is still practiced in the present day: serving...

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Alya Al Eghfeli

Meet the Designer, Hala Al-Ani

Meet the Tanween designer Hala Al-Ani, who replicated the process of salt formations, which happen naturally in the UAE landscape, and replicated it within her studio to create The Liminal Series.

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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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