Design Days Dubai 2013: Review
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After the debut last year, we were very excited to see what Design Days Dubai 2013 had to offer, and we were not disappointed. With galleries from all over the world showcasing some show stopping designs, here are some of our favourites.
The artworks tell the story of their subject, often beginning with an important location or family history. Based on natural forms and 'the passage of time' the pieces are made from metals and resins. The gallery is based in London.
Based in Hamburg, Stilwerk is establishing a platform for contemporary products intertwining art and design
Dubai based La Galerie Nationale were exhibiting the design works of artist turned designer Helidon Xhixha - shaped, sculpted metal turned into furniture pieces. Check out his design work at www.styleand steeluae.com.
Although usually specialising in offering the Dubai design scene with rare industrial and mid-century design objects and salvaged goods from Germany and Central Europe, the gallery had a few surprises in the form of artist and designer Ritchie Riediger's work. The "Fire - Frequency Tubes" consist of borosilicate glass and polished brass, and emit an amazing crytal clear colorful light, the order and shape of which based on the frequency of a burning fire.
Italian based Belgian designer Jens Praet produced a Shredded Side Table during Design Days Dubai opening hours, in addition to running two fully booked workshops. 'Shredded' takes non-useful documents and leftover magazines and transforms them into valuable and useful objects. The selection below is from the Elle Decor Edition.
Carpenters Workshop Gallery is known for its discovery of bold and iconic design-art. Like many of the artists it fosters, the gallery takes a young, fresh and dynamic approach, primarily following its own aesthetic. They exhibit unique and limited edition works both by emerging and established artists, and designers.