Collaborating with BD Barcelona Design for their International creative exhibition, PostCraft, commissioned by The Odd Piece, Sheikha Hind’s ‘Is-Dher’ is a collection of vases that are her interpretation of the three historical periods- pre, during and post-oil era, that have underlined the Middle East. A UAE-based entrepreneur, Sheikha Hind is also the founder of ‘Designed by Hind’, which creates collections of bespoke crockery that has gone on to become a leading brand of porcelain in the region.
“Through my designs for Is-Dher vases, I sought to embody three important historical periods that identified the features of the Middle East before, during and post oil eras. The vases reflect features of each era and their impact on the other. It’s in the transitional characteristics and distinctive textures of every vase where each era is reflected.”
“The vase, which is designed using raw and terracotta pottery, symbolizes the period before oil was discovered. The vase decorated with golden paper embodies the discovery of oil period, where prosperity and wealth pervaded the country. The post-oil era is reflected by the vase designed with shiny metal, which embodies technology and sustainability. It retells a story of the eras past and present. Each piece of work has journeyed through time, and has a story to tell.”
TRADITIONAL ART TODAY
“There are many institutions and initiatives that support traditional art and crafts. Like the Traditional Heritage Council based on Contemporary Crafts in Sharjah, which aims to support Emirati talent in the field of Traditional Crafts.”
The Collection will be unveiled on November 14, 2017 at the Odd Piece located at Al Serkal Avenue during Dubai Design Week.
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