Curatorial Statement

“Irthi’s “Design Labs”, much like art residencies, allow for an exchange of crafts, design, and knowledge between international or regional designers and Bidwa artisans and trainees under the creative direction of Irthi. The designers bring in new production techniques and crafts into the Bidwa Centre, while the Bidwa Centre offers the space and productive capacity of Emirati artisans and trainees for collaboration and product manifestation.”

Curator: Farah Nasri

Featured Artists and Designers: Meher and Farhana of The Lel Collection, Kazuhito Takadoi, Dima Srouji of Hollow Forms Studio, Nada Taryam, Faisal Tabarrah and Khawla Al Hashimi of Architecture and Other Things Studio, Alia bin Omair of Alia bin Omair Jewellery, Jennifer Zurick, Khuloud Al Thani of Bint Thani Studio, and Adi Toch.

Featured Artisans: Fatima Alkausar Al Turki, Fatmah Mohamed Aldhanhani, Hessa Ahmed Aldhuhoori, Khawlah Mohamed Alyammahi, Maryam Mohammed Aldhaheri, Reham Ahmed Aldhuhoori, Zainab Hussain Abdelmuez, Sultana Ahmad Ali Aldhuhoori, Fatima Ahmed Ali Alnaqbi, Fatmah Rashed Ali Aldhanhani, Haleimah Mohamed Ebrahim Alghais Aldhanhani, Maryam Abdulla Ahmed Aldhab Alyammahi, Moza Saif Khlfan Almheiri, Sheikha Rashid Hassan, Shaikah Sarhan Mohamed Aldhuhoori, Sheikha Mohammed Saeed Shabeeb Aldhuhoori, Ameina Mohamed Sharaf Aldeen, Fatima Saleh Abdelrahman, Maryam Ahmed Abdullah Alyammahi, Fatmah Mohamed Sawy, Amnah Ali Sulaiman Alaabed Alkaabi, Maharelnisa Haidar Abdelkhaliq, Mariam Mohamed Azizelrahman, Zehra Shaikh Ahmed Shaikh Fakhruddin, Jamila Mohamed Hanif, Aisha Ali Mohamed, Amnah Ali Ahmed Aldhanhani, Sayeeda Syed Arif Hussain, Bainah Saif Khaleifa Alsereidi, Maryam Obaid Ali Aldhanhani, Noora Dhahr Aldein Noor Aldein, Fatimah Mohamed Ali Al Rowihy, Fatima Ahmed Mahmod.


The Design Labs Collection

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Lél Collection

Curated Designers

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