'cities' concept store evokes urban skylines at design days dubai 2017
'cities' concept store evokes urban skylines at design days dubai 2017 'cities' concept store evokes urban skylines at design days dubai 2017
mar 10, 2017

'cities' concept store evokes urban skylines at design days dubai 2017


design days dubai 2017: this year, art and design concept store ‘cities’ presents a new take on the urban world with projects evoking city skylines. sharing contemporary perspectives with a focus on geometric forms, recognizable elements are transformed into functional designs — recasting the city into unexpected turns. exhibition highlights include the skyline-bending ‘wave city’ table by stelios mousarris, the ‘light structures’ series by lebanese designer tarek el kassouf, and the ‘steelscrapers’ tables created exclusively for cities by renowned designer nada debs. the event is set from the 14th to 17th of march 2017 at the dubai design district (d3).

‘wave city’ black edition by stelios mousarris



on display at the cities exhibit for design days dubai, the wave city coffee table by stelios mousarris is crafted from steel, wood, and 3D-printed PLA plastic — available in black or maple wood veneer. influenced by a documentary on tsunamis, the furniture combines the natural curve of a wave with a 3D printed and hand-painted cityscape. it represents the realization of moussaris’ desire to combine architectural models and industrial design.

maple wood veneer: the table combines the natural curve of a wave with a 3D printed, hand-painted cityscape



cities is also showcasing tarek el kassouf’s light structures series, composed of the ‘fractures’, ‘intersect’, and ‘lean’ lighting designs. crafted from brushed brass, the pieces are also available in brushed stainless steel, brushed gun-metal gray, oxidized brushed brass, or brushed rose gold. the collection fuses traditional craftsmanship and technology to focus on exploring scales and structure. creating a human-centric product was one of el kassouf’s main objectives; indeed, to encourage interaction, all lights are sensitive to touch. using architectural and engineering principles to realize structures that challenge perceptions of stability, each design provokes a different reaction from its user.

the cities’ display at design days dubai also shares the steelscrapers tables by nada debs



completing the exhibit at the dubai design district, nada debs debuts a new series of tables designed exclusively for cities, titled ‘steelscrapers’. produced from acid treated brass, steel, and copper, with marquetry edging, the tables symbolize skyscrapers and evoke their rhythm — while tension and composition is depicted through the use of diverse materials to highlight contemporary middle eastern craft. the designs portray the fusion of styles and techniques that are characteristic of debs’ creations.

 produced from acid treated brass, steel, and copper, the tables share debs’ iconic fusion of styles

tarek el kassouf’s light structures series

the lighting has a human-centric quality, where all lights are touch sensitive to encourage interaction

the series fuses traditional craftsmanship and technology to focus on exploring scales and structure

architectural and engineering principles create structures that challenge perceptions of stability



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