Dubai-based design studio Pallavi Dean Interiors (PDI) has designed a stationery set that celebrates the UAE’s Centennial Plan, pledging to be the best country in the world by 2071.
The stationery set features a retro-style notebook, sporting a UAE postage stamp, and is branded with the date 2 December 2071 (marking UAE’s National Day as well as the year of the Centennial Plan).
The notebook includes various types of paper such as blank, but also geometric and linear grids as well as tracing paper. It opens up to a map of the UAE, and features a ruler on its spine. At the back of the book, a black mesh bag has been attached to store tools such as pencil, rubber, and business cards.
Pallavi Dean, design director at PDI, explains that her collection also pays tribute to how design has shaped the UAE and how it will continue to do so in the coming years. Branded in gold, alongside the date, are the words: ‘Design the Future’.
“Designers and creatives have played a huge role in building the country since its creation on December 2nd 1971,” said Dean, citing examples such as the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi, and the Heart of Sharjah restoration project in Sharjah.
“We’re going to be even busier in the five decades that lie ahead,” she added.