Farah Kayyal and fellow architect Tarek Hreish founded up-and-coming interior and furniture design studio Aperçu Designs in 2014 in Amman, Jordan. The studio’s intricate, customised, hardwood furniture and light fittings are inspired by their daily life and travel, and the mission to challenge the ideal of beauty that salutes things that are perfect and complete.
The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), the leading international trade association for the American hardwood industry, has unveiled its ‘Seed to Seat’ furniture collaborative at ‘Design Days Dubai’, the Middle East and South Asia’s only annual fair dedicated to collectible modern and contemporary design works, which opened today (March 14, 2017) and is due to run until March 17. Given an open brief and asked to design ‘something to sit on’, the designers have worked closely with AMBB Furniture Manufacturing and created seven unique pieces using American tulipwood, red oak and cherry. The project in the Middle East is the second phase of ‘Seed to Seat’, which was initially launched in Australia and New Zealand last year.
The esteemed New York gallery and leading voice in contemporary design debuts at Design Days Dubai with Niamh Barry's sculptural LED lighting installations.
This year's edition of Design Days Dubai saw an eclectic and diverse mix of ceramic and craft collections by designers Aljoud Lootah, Max Lamb, Amy J Hughes, and Regina Heinz.
This year's edition of Design Days Dubai sees a myriad of galleries, designers, and exhibitors breathe new life into old materials, making something beautiful from things discarded.
Vick Vanlian discovered his passion for design aged seven through his family’s gallery in Beirut. He first attended Salone del Mobile in Milan at the age of ten, graduated from the Lebanese American University (LAU) in 2000 with a high distinction in Interior Architecture, and went on to found one of the Lebanese capital’s most distinguished interior design firms, gaining international recognition with unique and eclectic products influenced by pop culture. His impressive portfolio of projects ranges from apartments and private residences to palaces, restaurants, clubs, bars and hotels.