Italian leading brand in technical and architectural lighting, iGuzzini promotes HERstory, a project designed to bring together extraordinary women from or resident in the UAE and to showcase the unique creativity that flourishes when they interact. HERstory is an idea become reality, a vision, but first and foremost a commitment. It all started with a meeting between Anna Barbara (lecturer at the School of Design, Milan Polytechnic and founder of the SenseLab architecture firm) and Indu Varanasi (IR Design, Dubai) with Rafia Obaid Ghubash, founder of the Dubai Women’s Museum. iGuzzini Dubai supports and promotes this project.

The HERstory idea is developed through a multi-sensory workshop held in the Women’s Museum where five female Emirati artists – Sheikha Sanaa Al Maktoum, Afra Atiq, Alia Lootah, Dr Najat Makkiand, and Majida Nasreddin – have established a direct dialogue with five socially active women – Moza Al Maktoum, Isobel Abulhoul, Kusum Dutta, Hissa Mohammed Hasan, and Dr Elisabeth Stoney – to produce a new relationship between creative pairs, with emotive as well as cognitive elements. Each woman brings to HERstory her own personal social and human experience, each artist contributes her own sensitivity, vision, creativity, to tell us of their shared history.

The women design project held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority) directed by Prof. Rafia Ghubash, organised by the Women’s Museum in partnership with iGuzzini and in collaboration with the Politecnico Milan will be displayed at the exhibition from January 23-March 31, 2019 at Women’s Museum Dubai in Deira Gold Souq.