Updates from Tanween Design Programme 2019

Meet the Designer: Yara Habib

Katta is a screen-divider that holds 400 pieces made of a variety of materials with individually hand-woven wooden panels, inspired by the traditional patterns and crafts of the UAE. Each individual p...

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Meet the Designer: Lana El Samman

Mokaعab seeks to share such centuries-old skills with a new generation who call the UAE home. The traditional weaving technique of dried palm fronds (khoos) practiced by women has historically been us...

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Meet the Designer: Abdalla Almulla

Traces of Time is a timepiece that explores the formation of sand dunes, allowing the user to experience this natural phenomenon through the passage of time and movement of light. Inspired by the proc...

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LAB 003: Rapid Prototyping

LAB 003 was about making, refining, and planning.

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Tashkeel Talks: Gareth Neal

A moderated conversation with Gareth Neal, who is a key international mentor in the Tanween programme and has helped to shape a new era in contemporary British craft through material inventiveness and...

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LAB 001

LAB 001 began with a day-long schedule of activities, giving designers exercises to encourage team-building and critical thinking. The aim of the exercises was to encourage self-driven, analytical thi...

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Factory Visit

Induction Day

Tanween 2019 kicked off with Induction day, a chance for all the designers to meet each other and the mentors that will be working with them for the next year.

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