FORMA II builds on the original FORMA series first showcased as part of Tanween at Design Days Dubai 2015. The collection seeks to shed light on the disappearing craft of traditional dhow building by using its procedural and material logic as a framework for design.

The dhow builder’s templates, or ‘forma’, are adopted as the starting point. The piece presents a new exploration of how these sectional profiles, which define the structure and shape of the boat, can be manipulated and rearranged to generate new possibilities for both form and use.

Artist Biography

Rand Abdul Jabbar (b. Baghdad, 1990) engages in a multi-disciplinary approach to creative output, oscillating across the threshold between architecture, design, and the visual arts. Current research pursuits examine the cultural heritage of Iraq, drawing inspiration from architecture, archaeology and mythology. Simultaneously, through an engagement with constructed and inherited archives and narratives, Abdul Jabbar explores the tension between the tangible and the ephemeral within her own perso...

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Rand Abdul Jabbar
Forma: Two

Price:
AED 16,000.00
Edition:
Limited Edition of 10
Size:
70 x 34 x 48.5 cm
Materials:
Burma Teak

FORMA II builds on the original FORMA series first showcased as part of Tanween at Design Days Dubai 2015. The collection seeks to shed light on the disappearing craft of traditional dhow building by using its procedural and material logic as a framework for design.

The dhow builder’s templates, or ‘forma’, are adopted as the starting point. The piece presents a new exploration of how these sectional profiles, which define the structure and shape of the boat, can be manipulated and rearranged to generate new possibilities for both form and use.

Artist Biography

Rand Abdul Jabbar (b. Baghdad, 1990) engages in a multi-disciplinary approach to creative output, oscillating across the threshold between architecture, design, and the visual arts. Current research pursuits examine the cultural heritage of Iraq, drawing inspiration from architecture, archaeology and mythology. Simultaneously, through an engagement with constructed and inherited archives and narratives, Abdul Jabbar explores the tension between the tangible and the ephemeral within her own perso...

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