Emirati Clay x Italian Murano Glass - Lamps

by Matteo Silverio and Fatima Al Zaabi

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Estimated production time: 4 weeks

This piece has been produced during the "Crafts Dialogue" initiative by Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council.
Dimension LxWxH (cm): 27x27x32, 28x27x32
Limited Editions Material : Emirati Clay top, Murano Glass top
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This Emirati Clay x Italian Murano Glass collection from Emirati designer Fatima Al Zaabi and Italian designer Matteo Silverio explores the analogies between different materials, crafts, cultures and heritages. It aims to enhance the craft dialogue by merging hand- and machine-made techniques.

Each piece uses parametric design and digital fabrication tools to create moulds, while artisans directly manipulate the glass and clay in the moulds.

This collection aims to demonstrate how tradition and innovation can coexist in the same project, which is why the daring experiment highlights how glass and clay can be elements of the same object.

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Fatima Al Zaabi

Fatima Al Zaabi is an Emirati architect and designer. Her work focuses on digital technology and exploring different material processes with advanced digital fabrication methods. She received her Bachelor in Architecture at the American University of Sharjah and received a Master of Science in Architecture Design and Research in Digital Technologies concentration at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan. She is a founding partner and a managing director in studio D04, established in 2014. Her work spans from a range of scales and materials to incorporate interior design, installations, and products that explore traditional local crafts and culture.

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Presenting “PROXIMITY”, a collection created in collaboration with Southern Sweden Design Days showcasing a selection of new work from ten designers and studios. As a whole, the collection contemplates the notion of proximity, interconnection, and belonging. Whether through contemporary references to traditional crafts techniques; the use of locally sourced materials such as wool, lichen, steel, and wood; or playful visualisations of the notion itself, the selected pieces illustrate the importance of closeness, interconnection, and kinship in uncertain times. Featuring pieces by Andrea Santivanez, Andréason & Leibel, Ebba Lindgren, Förstberg Ling, Jóna Berglind Stefánsdóttir, Lab La Bla, Lisa Darland, Louise Hederström, Moa Lönn, and Studio M. Organised by Form/Design Center in Malmö, Sweden, Southern Sweden Design Days is an annual event currently in its second edition, which highlights sustainability, collaboration, development, and innovation in design. This year’s theme, as described by the event organisers, “[reflects] on the notion of being close – the connection between people, cities, countries, species, professions, etc”. The physical exhibition of “PROXIMITY” will take place at Lokstallarna, Södra Bulltoftavägen 51, 212 22 Malmö from 19 - 22 May 2022.