Apical Reform Studio recently opened its first gallery in Dubai. AR Gallery is a creative incubator, backed with industry knowledge, high-tech production capabilities and an intention to make the creation of design a more democratic process. Since 2011, Apical Reform has nurtured curiosity and innovation, from designing collectable furniture to bespoke design-art pieces, innovation and technology are their foundations.
Iceberg-shaped, the wooden installation marks Apical’s exploratory journey into sound wave technology. Capturing the many nationalities from the UAE, a group recorded the following string of words in their dialect: Peace, Diversity, Harmony, Happiness, Growth and Respect, transformed into 3D.
Location: Dubai Design District, Building 3 lobby, Ground Floor
MyDubai City Sign
In January 2014 Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, launched the social media hashtag #MyDubai, inviting the Emirate's residents and visitors to write the social media biography of the city. Apical Reform’s interactive public sculpture is inspired by and named after the social media movement.
Location: Dubai Design District public landscape area
Supported by Swarovski.
Part machine, part glacier, Melt seeks to redress the imbalance between nature and rampant industrialisation. The history of the Industrial revolution and its present incarnation is reflected in a series of levers and gears.
Location: Dubai Design District, Building 2 lobby, Ground Floor
Location: Ground floor, Building 6, d3
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