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Richard Yasmine’s designs blur the line between fantasy and reality. Both functional household objects and carnal statements, his highly charged work seduces through the use of honest materials and sleek aesthetics.
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Article Image - In the Hot Seat
For the past 60 years, Vitra has worked with some of the world’s best designers to create groundbreaking, iconic furniture that always moves with the times. With a new gabled brick structure to house their 7,000-plus furniture portfolio, this creative incubator is in better shape than ever.
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Article Image - Dream Weavers
Collaborating with some of the world's most famous designers, The Rug Company don't make modern rugs per se. Rather, they make beautifully handmade traditional ones that embrace a contemporary aesthetic.
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Article Image - Accounting for Taste
International luxury brands may be luring China’s new rich to spend on their status symbols but Hermès has thrown its weight behind Jiang Qiong’Er who's pioneering an original Chinese label, Shang Xia, based on restraint, style and old-fashioned craftsmanship.
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Article Image - Radical Stance
In order to do away with the adverse health effects of sitting, experimental studio RAAAF collaborated with visual artist, Barbara Visser, to devise an edgy work landscape that does away with the traditional desk and chair.
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Article Image - Wood Works
Martino Gamper went from being a carpenter’s apprentice to developing his own distinct voice in contemporary design. Today, with several awards under his belt, he is collaborating with Prada on a special project that breaks the mould in retail design.
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Article Image - Making It
Charismatic, local media darling, heralded as the vanguard of Emirati design and poster boy for a burgeoning industry, Khalid Shafar’s goal is the creation of a homegrown movement that’s recognised in the same way as Scandinavian or Italian design.
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Article Image - Shining Forth
Artistic and fantastical, Brand van Egmond’s lamps and chandeliers challenge the idea of the light fixture. Their whimsical approach has landed them commissions all over the world.
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Article Image - Aging Gracefully
Whether it’s the region’s largest collection of Caucasian carpets is up for argument. What isn’t in dispute is that Aziz Bassoul’s collection is one of the most complete.
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Article Image - Travelling Light
Louis Vuitton surprised us this year by collaborating with contemporary designers to produce a charming debut collection of foldable furniture and accessories.
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