Emirati Clay x Italian Murano Glass - Vases

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): 14x14x45
Limited Editions Material : Emirati Clay, Murano Glass
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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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Weight 3 kg
Dimensions 14 × 14 × 45 cm
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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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As Belgium is a small country without a very distinctive, nationalistic pride, artists and designers can work in complete freedom. There’s no higher purpose to be served. Creations can be the most individual expression of the most individual emotion. Thanks to this liberal creative climate – in combination with a strong, historical artistic tradition and qualitative art schools – Belgian art, design, and its collectors have gained international recognition for their avant-gardism. Besides, Belgium has always been a melting pot of different cultures, combining both German and Roman influences. This historical context gives designers the opportunity to colour outside the lines and outspokenly explore the borders between art, design, crafts, and industry. Strict typologies are left behind; rather, banal materials are transformed for a high-end context and meaningful stories are transmitted as an extra emotional layer. In doing so, these emancipated creations break out of traditional frames of reference, open up to everyone, and stand with both feet in our multicultural and multi-layered contemporary society. Visit the Contemporary Design Market x ADORNO collection in person at: TOUR & TAXIS Gare Maritime Rue Picard, 11 – 1000 Brussels, Belgium Saturday, 24 September (9.00 - 18.00) Sunday, 25 September 2022 (9.00 - 17.00)