The Braided Series was the result of a year-long process of experimentation and exploration to discover and define a new and current design aesthetic for the United Arab Emirates. Faced with the challenge of how best to channel cross-cultural dialogue towards the creation of new product design, Latifa Saeed chose to integrate a contemporary form with characteristic elements of traditional UAE craft practices. The labour-intensive process of weaving is a strong trait across several Emirati crafts, namely safeefa, telli, and sadu. The Braided Series pays homage by intertwining modern fabric to upholster a range of contemporary furniture designs.

Artist Biography

Latifa Saeed is an Emirati artist and designer who across the fields of fine art, graphic design, advertising, branding and product design. A graduate of Zayed University, she employs an experimental approach, both conceptually and with the materials and techniques she uses, in her art practice and her design commissions. Her process often starts as a response to nostalgic memories but aims to explore notions of heritage and preservation while attempting to re-invent outdated perceptions of loca...

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Latifa Saeed
Braided Series: Ottoman

In Stock:
Limited Edition of 10
Size:
Size variable
Materials:
Braided cushion tubes onto wooden frame

Delivery:

Dubai: 6 business days
Other Emirates: 8-10 business days
International (including GCC): 30 business days

The Braided Series was the result of a year-long process of experimentation and exploration to discover and define a new and current design aesthetic for the United Arab Emirates. Faced with the challenge of how best to channel cross-cultural dialogue towards the creation of new product design, Latifa Saeed chose to integrate a contemporary form with characteristic elements of traditional UAE craft practices. The labour-intensive process of weaving is a strong trait across several Emirati crafts, namely safeefa, telli, and sadu. The Braided Series pays homage by intertwining modern fabric to upholster a range of contemporary furniture designs.

Artist Biography

Latifa Saeed is an Emirati artist and designer who across the fields of fine art, graphic design, advertising, branding and product design. A graduate of Zayed University, she employs an experimental approach, both conceptually and with the materials and techniques she uses, in her art practice and her design commissions. Her process often starts as a response to nostalgic memories but aims to explore notions of heritage and preservation while attempting to re-invent outdated perceptions of loca...

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