Tashkeel has announced its selection of four creatives for the 2017-2018 edition of the Tanween Design Programme, who will be designing and creating limited edition products.
This year’s Tanween designers include graphic designer Hala Al-Ani; interior designer Alya Sultan Al Eghfeli; artist Myrtille Labrune-Ronteix; and interior and furniture designer Rend Husseun.
The nine month-long intensive programme will feature labs, workshops and collaborations with local and international mentors.
The products will launch under the Tanween label during Design Days Dubai 2018.
Launched in 2013, Tashkeel’s design programme aims to bring together young talent and encourage them to explore local design, craft, and manufacturing.
“When we started the design programme, our hope was to create a platform that combined both the UAE as a point of inspiration and the artisanal and manufacturing skills available locally, and witnessing the positive impact the programme has made has been especially rewarding” said Jill Hoyle, manager of Tashkeel.
Meet last year’s designers here.
About the designers:
Alya Sultan AlEghfeli is an Emirati interior designer who graduated from Zayed University, Dubai in May 2016. AlEghfeli has interned with Pallavi Dean Interiors, and taken a furniture design course at Central Saint Martins, London. She was one of the finalists in the Urban Commissions 2017 competition, launched by Dubai Culture and Dubai Design District. Her most recent project was an urban seating design, exhibited at the Dubai Culture stand during Design Days Dubai 2017.
Hala Al-Ani was born in Iraq and raised in the UAE. She received her BSs in Visual Communication from the American University of Sharjah in 2009, her MDes in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois Chicago and her MA in Iconic Research from Basel School of Design in 2016. Her work was shown at internationally recognized exhibitions including Sharjah Biennial, Istanbul Design Biennial and Jogja Biennial. In 2010, Al-Ani and two of her contemporaries Hadeyeh Badri and Riem Hassan founded Mobius Design Studio. The studio works with various academic and cultural institutions, from Dubai Design Week to the UAE Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.
Myrtille Ronteix has worked for over ten years as an art director in Paris after her studies at ESAG, a leading graphic design and communication school in France. Ronteix likes to experiment with porcelain, playing with textures and shapes. She works on limited edition series like flowers, wall installations and various dinnerware accessories.
Renad Hussein is an interior and furniture designer based in Dubai. She has completed her degree in Interior design at the American University of Sharjah, and has since worked as an interior designer, façade design engineer, product designer, and furniture designer. Her creative drive comes from a passion for detail, aesthetics, and experimental approaches to materials and techniques.