Tibrah is a floor lamp composed of three harmonious lighting elements. Each lampshade is unique in its composition and shape as the fish scales vary in size and texture based on their origins. ‘Tibrah’ is an Emirati term used to refer to the location of oyster beds. The pearling vessels track the migration of the oysters as they float upwards at night creating a glistening effect that is seen across the surface of the water. The light is diffused through lampshades composed of a biodegradable material that combine fish scales and a natural binder, allowing it to biodegrade when discarded. The design draws inspiration from the complex relationship between the Emirati community and the sea. It aims to amalgamate marine culture and the design industry to present a regenerative material as priceless and precious. It hopes to carry and preserve the legacy of the sea communities forward and shed light on the challenges of the industry today to benefit from the sea's resources. The design aims to contribute to the sustainability movement, calling us to be conscious not only of our environment but also to the public policies and the social behaviour that impact it.

Artist Biography

Reema Al Mheiri is an Emirati architect with an interest in innovative design. She gained a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Sharjah and is currently pursuing a career as part of a design strategy team in the real estate sector. During her studies, Reema collaboratively worked on various projects addressing modular design, affordable housing and creative placemaking. In addition, she participated in workshops and competitions including the first edition of the Solar Decathlon Midd...

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Reema Al Mheiri
Tibrah

In Stock:
Limited edition of 10
Size:
192 (H) x 38 (W) x 38 (D) cm
Materials:
Dried fish scales, bio-binder, (electroplated) stainless steel.

Delivery:

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

Tibrah is a floor lamp composed of three harmonious lighting elements. Each lampshade is unique in its composition and shape as the fish scales vary in size and texture based on their origins. ‘Tibrah’ is an Emirati term used to refer to the location of oyster beds. The pearling vessels track the migration of the oysters as they float upwards at night creating a glistening effect that is seen across the surface of the water. The light is diffused through lampshades composed of a biodegradable material that combine fish scales and a natural binder, allowing it to biodegrade when discarded. The design draws inspiration from the complex relationship between the Emirati community and the sea. It aims to amalgamate marine culture and the design industry to present a regenerative material as priceless and precious. It hopes to carry and preserve the legacy of the sea communities forward and shed light on the challenges of the industry today to benefit from the sea's resources. The design aims to contribute to the sustainability movement, calling us to be conscious not only of our environment but also to the public policies and the social behaviour that impact it.

Artist Biography

Reema Al Mheiri is an Emirati architect with an interest in innovative design. She gained a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Sharjah and is currently pursuing a career as part of a design strategy team in the real estate sector. During her studies, Reema collaboratively worked on various projects addressing modular design, affordable housing and creative placemaking. In addition, she participated in workshops and competitions including the first edition of the Solar Decathlon Midd...

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