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Dubai is the inspiration for New York-based artist’s sculptural mirrors

Dubai is the inspiration for New York-based artist’s sculptural mirrors

The use of natural materials as cultural metaphors continues in The Capital Collection by Fernando Mastrangelo

Fernando Mastrangelo, Downtown design, Dubai, Product design

New York-based sculptor and designer Fernando Mastrangelo has launched a series of mirrors that are inspired by the idea of Dubai as an architectural oasis. 

Mastrangelo, who made his Middle East debut at last year's edition of Downtown Design 2019, tells the story of Dubai in his latest work, The Capital Collection.

A trio of sculptural mirrors individually titled Aurora, Marina, and Sahara, the diverse designs are unified in their use of hand-dyed sand as primary design material. 

Commenting on the collection, Mastrangelo said: "An intrinsic part of my artistic process is interpreting the landscape, history, and essence of a unique region through my sculptural language. I’m incredibly humbled to have that opportunity with Dubai and The Capital Collection. If the pieces capture or translate even a fraction of Dubai’s intensity and beauty, I’d consider that a success."

Referencing Dubai as an architectural oasis that has emerged from a sand-covered landscape, the collection weaves a geographic narrative within its commanding visual appeal.

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