Updates from Tanween Design Programme 2020

Meet the Designer - Nada Abu Shaqra

The chair is inspired by the UAE vernacular architecture and contextual materials, based on research into the dynamics of traditional forms and the space they create.

What grabbed Nada’s attention the most were the arch niches in vernacular walls, which had a huge impact in reducing structural weight. Nada tried to understand what it was like to inhabit such a space by making it into a chair.