Bokja's "Arab Spring & Fall Tapestries" in Dubai!!!

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ARAB FALL TAPESTRY

"Bokja's map of the "Arab Fall" interweaves imported jeans
as a background for the sad reality of an Arab world,
where imported fads & fast foods have replaced
timeless traditions & native delicacies.

The flying elephant serves as a reminder 
of all the inane slogans 
that have been forced upon generations 
of an incredulous citizenry across the region."

 

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ARAB SPRING TAPESTRY

"It is the awakening that delineates the Arab Spring map.
The background is an old valuable carpet,
representing our core values,
that should be the basis of any new start.

The carpet is in a dilapidated state, 
like many of our discarded ideals, 
& is in need of resurrection.

The mood is that of optimism & rejuvenation.
The symbols are many,
among them a woman riding a horse
on the rod to a new and unknown world."

use their common love of antiques & vintage textiles 
to create the amazing furniture & accessories
that are part of the Bokja collection.

 

 They also express their ideas about the world 
in the same creative manner.

I adored their stunning tapestries, 
they visually reflect the designer's views 
of the changing Arab world,
& they have included thought provoking text 
in their own words.

R 20th Century, NY Features Jeff Zimmerman in Dubai!

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NYC's divine contemporary design gallery
exhibited these three magical "illuminated sculptures" 
created by master glass artist
at last week's

These spectacular "light objects," 
with their lyrical bronze branches 
and organic glass globes, 
are stunning!!!

Zimmerman blends "art & function" ......
creating the "ultimate accessoration"!!! 

"Meltdown" Chairs by Tom Price In Miami & Dubai!!!

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English designer
created "Meltdown,"
a series of chairs in a variety of 
"non-traditional" furniture materials including .....
plumbing tubes, polypropylene rope, nylon cable ties,
crumpled polypropylene sheets, plastic rugs,
& polyethylene sheets.

He presses a heated metal chair-shaped former 
into a stack of any of these materials .....
the materials melt as they come into contact with 
the heated former ......
leaving the irregular seat shapes.

In the case of the bronze chair, 
he uses a "lost-plastic" casting technique ...
a combination of the melting materials & a mold technique.

I adored "meltdown" collection when I saw it at 
exhibited by Industry Gallery ......
& I loved it last week at Design Days Dubai,
where it was exhibited by Brussels Designart Dealer

The chairs are an editions of 8 ...
except my favorite the multi color "rug chair," 
which is unique!!!

Franziska Kessler Gallery "Ties Up" Design Days Dubai!

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"Mirake"
white raw cotton rope
80 x 130 x 57 cm

 

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"Ilor"
cotton rope, painted
H 45 x 34 cm

 

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"Miluka"
raw cotton rope
H 83 x W 80 x D 70 cm

 

I must admit that I was not familiar with the 
in Zurich ......
but now that I've found it at 
I have added it to my international 
design shopping list!!!
 
I adored the rope furniture from French designer
Using this "ordinary" material in an innovative 
& exceptional way ....
results in these exciting contemporary works. 
 
I love the idea that "non-precious" material 
has created "precious design"!!!
DIVINE!!!

Nilufar's Exceptional Objects @ Design Days, Dubai!!!

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Patricia Urquiola, Art. 3568, 
Fabric, double printed sequins 
play with the message "Waste, No Waste"
Limited edition of 10 examples

 

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Martino Gamper, "House Plan Carpets" 
Hand-knotted Wool Rug
Unique, as each piece is personally designed by artist
in different material/sizes/colors

 

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Joseph Walsh, "Enignum Bed"
Ash & Silk Organza
Unique

 

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Maarten De Ceulaer, "Chest of Drawers"
Multiplex, MFD, Cardboard, Assorted leather
Unique

 

Milan's premier design gallery,
exhibited an extraordinary collection of work 
by their international stable of designers,
at the launch of
 
Opened since 1979,
owner Nina Yashar 
follows the design manifesto,
"Discovering, Crossing, Creating."
 
The gallery, always a treasure trove of 
excellent, interesting, & innovative design,
is a major "must-stop" on the international design map!!!!