Tanween designers Lina Ghalib, Nada Abu Shaqra and Neda Salmanpour produced three limited-edition products as part of their participation in the Tanween design programme 2020. Each product's concept and design went through a rigorous programme of experimentation, learning and mentorship, contributing towards defining a UAE design aesthetic that is inspired by, designed and manufactured in the UAE.

The three products Yereed, Hisn and Qaws will be retailed at Dubai Design Week 2020 from 9 - 14 November 2020 and will be available to purchase through Tashkeel. Find out more about the designer's journeys, concepts and final pieces through the downloadable catalogue.

Tashkeel has been supporting resident designers since 2011. Before the launch of the Tanween programme in 2013, Tashkeel collaborated with the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority and the Creative Dialogue Association, Barcelona (Spain) in 2012 and then with PAL Labs (UK). Since then, the organisation has provided training to 26 designers and manufactured 39 limited-edition furniture and lighting designed pieces, many of which are featured in The Tanween Collection and are available for purchase.

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Helen Voce


Helen Voce is a supporter of creative people and creative industries. As an independent project manager, event and programme producer in the creative industries she works locally, nationally, internationally and voluntarily from her base in Scotland. Voce is Regions Co-Ordinator at Make Works, Co-Producer of Applied Arts Scotland's Digital Craft Toolkit for the British Council Thailand and a Board Member of Fife Contemporary. Previous roles include business development programme / workshop facilitator and mentor at Emergents, Open Project Fund Assessor at Creative Scotland, Mentor on the British Crafts Council’s Hothouse development programme for emerging makers and Crafts Programme Producer at Cove Park, Scotland’s international artists’ residency centre.

Kevin Badni


Kevin S. Badni is the Dean of College of Arts and Creative Enterprises at Zayed University. He received his Bachelors degree in Product Design from Loughborough University and his Masters in Multimedia Design from De Montfort University in the UK. Before becoming an academic, Kevin spent ten years as a professional designer working in the design industry, including managing the UK’s first commercial Virtual Reality centre. His main research area of interest is the personal perceptions of vision; he has had his art exhibited in galleries in the UK, Australia, America, Colombia, Italy and the UAE.

Gareth Neal


Gareth Neal is a progressive and innovative London-based design studio established in 2006. The conceptually rigorous work incorporates digital and traditional fabrication techniques which unite harmoniously in uniquely crafted pieces. The practice is at the forefront of British furniture design with work that has been internationally acquired, exhibited and celebrated. Clients include Aesop, The Glenlivet, Hampton Court Palace, the Victoria & Albert Museum and Zaha Hadid Architects.

Stefania Brunori

Stefania Brunori is a Brand Strategist and Marketing Specialist with over 15 years international experience in managerial positions. Having worked in Europe and the Middle East, her core areas of expertise are Branding, Innovation, Social Media, Creativity and Integrated Marketing Practice.

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