GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Event and Exibitions

 
  Share

Emirati designer Khalid Shafar presents his iconic public installation at Shubbak

13 July 2015: As part of its commitment to bring emerging and established Arab creative talent to a new global audience, Dubai Design District (d3) will be supporting Khalid Shafar, one of UAE's most influential designers, at the UK's largest biennial festival of contemporary Arab culture – Shubbak.

The festival, which takes place between July 11th and 26th, has become a key fixture in the UK's arts calendar, since its foundation by the Mayor of London. It is now considered one of the pre-eminent international platforms to expose a largely new audience to Arab creative talent, culture and design.

One of the most anticipated installations at this year's event is an iconic design by the popular Emirati object and furniture designer, Khalid Shafar. Khalid will present his interactive public installation called The Nomad, which is a contemporary architectural reinterpretation of the Arish – a traditional Gulf house made from palm trees and fronds.

The Nomad, which functions both as a social space and a sculptural installation, was initially born out of Khalid's public seating design for d3's growing creative community in Dubai, UAE. Once it has been featured in the surroundings of the Rootstein Hopkins Parade Group at Chelsea College, it will be installed at d3, where it is hoped it will inspire other emerging talent, as well as visitors to the region's premier destination for design.

Lindsay Miller, Managing Director at d3, commented: “Our primary objective is to inspire, engage and enable the Arab region's design community so that the substantial creative talent in this part of the world can reach its full artistic potential and gain exposure on a global scale.

“Collaborations and co-creations are at the heart of what we do at d3, so we are delighted to have partnered with London's popular Shubbak Festival, which will showcase fantastic installations such as The Nomad. The festival also provides the d3 team with an opportunity to acquire new insight and expertise on global design trends that may support the successful development of our own creative community.

“We wish The Nomad by Khalid Shafar the very best of luck at Shubbak and we are looking forward to further strengthening our collaborations with other driven, passionate and gifted home-grown designers in the future.”

Emirati designer, Khalid Shafar, added: “I have exhibited in most major European cities but with my own product designs. This is my first international platform for an interactive design – my first public space installation. It's very prestigious to have the premiere of The Nomad in a city like London and in a relevant context such as the Shubbak Festival. It is one of their key projects and they have secured a great location for its presentation. This achievement wouldn't have been made without the generous support of Dubai Design District, d3, and Abu Dhabi Festival, to whom I am very grateful. Thank you.”



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 23979 times
Posted on : Monday, July 13, 2015  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Hold tight adrenaline junkies – Bounce Abu Dhabi recruitment auditions in Marina Mall will now take ...
Next Story : Welcome Peace & Prosperity with ‘Vishu' Celebration at Lamcy Plaza
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Express Your Signature Style
The Memovox Adventure
Cerruti 1881 Infinite Love
OMEGA's second "Speedy Tuesday" sells in 01:53.17
Manero Peripheral (43 Mm) Classic Watchmaking Meets State -of-the - Art Technology
Olivia Burton Watercolour Florals
Ulysse Nardin Salutes Us Navy With Limited Edition Executive Skeleton Tourbillon
Ferrari takes the “Red Dot: Best of the Best” design award for the fourth year r...
New short indie movie ‘The Peril' is a wake-up call to parents about internet sa...
Beat the heat with mini dresses
Innovative Chronofighter Superlight Carbon is replete with Graham's formidable m...
Marchon Eyewear and G-III Apparel Group Sign Exclusive Global Licensing Agreemen...
DKNY Fall 2018
Oh, Sweetie Lipcolour!
Tissot T-Race Cycling An adrenaline-fuelled ride
Travel Light with Beauty Essentials from Glambeaute.com
Jaeger-Lecoultre Main Sponsor of the 75th International Film Festival of La Bie...
Enjoy an all-day breakfast at Sophie's Café
Dubai Camel Racing Club Honours Al Tayer Motors
Open Dairies by Parmigiano Reggiano Consortium: A gastronomical event for touris...
Inspired by legends, worn by new heroes, PUMA FOOTBALL brings you the AC MILAN 2...
DHL Express drives energy efficient solutions with new electric vehicles in Dubai
Go Down Memory Lane with Fashion Trends from the '90s
Dubai Creek Harbour Project Celebrates 5 Million Man Hours with Zero Lost Time A...
Enjoy DSS 2018 Offers at Parah
Outstanding Guide programme launched by Sharjah Museums Authority
Launch of PINAR Water - Turkey
Sighting Immediate Hiring of UAE Nationals, Union Coop Organizes Exclusive Recru...
Summer Love by Mouawad
Abu Dhabi Airports Celebrates Success at CIPS Middle East Supply Management Awards
Cromia Offers Amazing Discounts during DSS
2XL launches luxurious Louna sofa set in velvet
Dubai Business Women Council witnesses 28.3% growth in total membership during f...
Tommy Hilfiger Dressed Up Collections
New hope for patients as world's first and only approved therapy to treat two ty...
Mobile Fiesta at Jumbo Electronics this DSS 2018
DS Podium Chronograph - Sporty as ever, now with PrecidriveTM
HP Collaborates with Abu Dhabi's Danat Al Emarat Hospital to Re-invent Patients'...
Huawei's New Range of Artificial Intelligent Smartphones Set to Change Your Self...
Finnair launches off-airport baggage collection and check-in service in London w...
Ferrari's turbo-charged V8 is voted the best engine of the last 20 years
Experts urge residents to recognize early signs of Heart Disease
Take your mobile gaming to the next level
Martin on a Mission as He Claims Sixth Spot for UAE Team Emirates in Stage Five ...
A new time machine – Time Machine 3 (TM3) by Florian Schlumpf, now available at ...
PCFC and GDRFA helped 511 employees tie the knot over last 7 years
dnata celebrates 25 years of international growth
Confidence in Follower Counts
Gulf region's automation industry on track for double digit growth
Al-Futtaim and PVR signs a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a Joint Ve...