Aljoud Lootah Design
Aljoud Lootah is showcasing her first Porcelain collection during Design Days Dubai 2017. Titled Tebr, which translates as raw gold, the collection consists of porcelain objects, tableware and home decor which explores intricate patterns that adorned the historic architecture of the United Arab Emirates, and how it could be introduced into modern everyday lives.
The collection draws inspiration from motifs carved on an old wooden door found in the Palace of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the former UAE President and Founder of the Nation. Historically, wooden doors created a wide space for creativity, where the decorative carvings on the doors reflected the status of that household. Just like these doors carried strong character and expression, the modernised motifs instill character into the porcelain collection.
The designs are hand cast in the finest quality porcelain and embellished with 14 karat gold, which was used to resemble the door’s massive brass nails and locks, while reflecting opulence inherent in artistic creation.
About: Aljoud Lootah is a multidisciplinary designer based in Dubai, UAE, with work exploring the realms of product design and personalized corporate gifts. As a product designer, she has been involved in projects that distinctly interpret Emirati culture, traditional craftsmanship and contemporary design. Two products from her Oru Series (2015) were acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia, making her the first Emirati designer to have her work acquired by an international institution.
Location: 106A, Building 7, d3
Open to public 14 March, 15:00 – 21:00, usually Sundays – Thursdays, 09:00 -13:00, by appointment only.
Image caption: Aljoud Lootah, Mizlay, porcelain