The piece has been developed through analysis of existing design language embedded in the built environment and inherited objects around us. The geometry was inspired by the vernacular architecture of the region and the module was further developed by looking at elements such as volumetric relations between decorative Muqarnas and graphic qualities of regional calligraphy strokes.

Reconstructing findings into their fundamental elements, in other words, finding the smallest entities which can communicate a sense of belonging to the region.

Once the symbol is defined, the design process takes this traditional signifier and processes it a non-traditional manner. Defining the process is designer’s input in how to creatively produce a contemporary product which also represents the essence of the region.

Artist Biography

Freelance architect and interior designer, Nada Abu Shaqra is a graduate of the American University of Sharjah. She received the 2015 Architectural Research Centres Consortium (ARCC) King Student Medal for Excellence in Architectural + Environmental Design Research. Winner of the 10/100/1000 stool competition, Nada has exhibited at Dubai Design Days 2014, Sikka Art Fair 2015 and 2019. In 2018, her art installation project ‘For Abu Dhabi’ was selected by the Department of Urban Planning and Mu...

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Neda Salmanpour
Qaws

In Stock:
Limited edition series of 10
Size:
145 (L) x 20 (W) x 97 (H) cm
Materials:
Brass, digitally fabricated polymer using Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), LED

Delivery times:

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

The piece has been developed through analysis of existing design language embedded in the built environment and inherited objects around us. The geometry was inspired by the vernacular architecture of the region and the module was further developed by looking at elements such as volumetric relations between decorative Muqarnas and graphic qualities of regional calligraphy strokes.

Reconstructing findings into their fundamental elements, in other words, finding the smallest entities which can communicate a sense of belonging to the region.

Once the symbol is defined, the design process takes this traditional signifier and processes it a non-traditional manner. Defining the process is designer’s input in how to creatively produce a contemporary product which also represents the essence of the region.

Artist Biography

Freelance architect and interior designer, Nada Abu Shaqra is a graduate of the American University of Sharjah. She received the 2015 Architectural Research Centres Consortium (ARCC) King Student Medal for Excellence in Architectural + Environmental Design Research. Winner of the 10/100/1000 stool competition, Nada has exhibited at Dubai Design Days 2014, Sikka Art Fair 2015 and 2019. In 2018, her art installation project ‘For Abu Dhabi’ was selected by the Department of Urban Planning and Mu...

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