BD Barcelona Design announced their latest collaboration with Emirati designer, Her Highness Sheikha Hind bint Majed Al Qassimi, for their International creative exhibition, PostCraft. The Collection will be unveiled on November 14, 2017 at the Odd Piece during Dubai Design Week.
Commissioned by The Odd Piece, Sheikha Hind’s ‘Is-Dher’ is her interpretation of the three historical periods- pre, during and post-oil era, that have defined the Middle East, in form of a collection of vases. She is a UAE-based entrepreneur and the founder of ‘Designed by Hind’, which focuses on producing collections of bespoke crockery that has become of the region’s leading brands of porcelain.
Shedding light on the collaboration, Arwa Hafiz, founder and owner of The Odd Piece, explained: “We see a pattern favouring simplicity, quality, unique and varied designs that focus on preserving local values and arts. With that in mind, it is so important to create diverse, yet limited editions of something meaningful with a story to relay in these times of global mass production. PostCraft is the perfect platform to materialise this thought. We are very proud to present our collaboration with Sheikha Hind.”
Explaining the collection, Sheikha Hind said: “The Vases represent the impact of each era on the other through fluidity and transitional qualities of their texture. With each period is represented by distinct textures of each vase.”
A raw and earthy coral effect symbolises the time before oil was discovered; a luxurious gold foil façade bears testimony to the wealth and prosperity that came with its’ discover; the post-oil world, driven by technology and sustainability, is shown through glossy metallic.
BD Barcelona Design, known for consistently supporting emerging contemporary design talent, are embracing local designers and local art galleries with PostCraft to highlight their work in the international market space to cultivate a diverse and varied design industry.