5 top picks from Design Days Dubai 2017

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Tower Lamp (2017) by Nader Gamma - The Tower Lamp marks the Design Days Dubai debut for lighting designer Nader Gammas. Made out of brass and marble, Nader got the inspiration for the lamp when he was working on the architecture of a villa in Amman, Jordan. The villa was caged by several pillars, which lent him the vision for the brass strips that ensconce the light source. When lit, the brass strips also throw playful shadows throughout the room.
Nader Gamma
Tower Lamp (2017) by Nader Gamma - The Tower Lamp marks the Design Days Dubai debut for lighting designer Nader Gammas. Made out of brass and marble, Nader got the inspiration for the lamp when he was working on the architecture of a villa in Amman, Jordan. The villa was caged by several pillars, which lent him the vision for the brass strips that ensconce the light source. When lit, the brass strips also throw playful shadows throughout the room.
Desk (Circa 1954) by Pierre Paulin, presented by MCML Studio, Dubai  -  The late Pierre Paulin is famed for his work with Artifort in the 1960s, and interior design in the 1970s. At the time, his chair designs were considered very modern and unique and kick-started the successes of his work among the younger population. His pieces remain highly sought-after and collectible.
MCML Studio
Desk (Circa 1954) by Pierre Paulin, presented by MCML Studio, Dubai - The late Pierre Paulin is famed for his work with Artifort in the 1960s, and interior design in the 1970s. At the time, his chair designs were considered very modern and unique and kick-started the successes of his work among the younger population. His pieces remain highly sought-after and collectible.
Species III chaise (2016) by Fredrikson Stallard  -  As leading exponents of British avant-garde design, the latest creations from duo Patrik Fredrikson and Ian Stallard are something to take note of. “Species” is a study in evolution through the medium of furniture design. The pieces are amorphous structures, elements of sculpted mass, chaotic energy, finished in shades of red — a colour both designers believe signifies life and death. This is furniture, but not as we know it.
Fredrikson Stallard
Species III chaise (2016) by Fredrikson Stallard - As leading exponents of British avant-garde design, the latest creations from duo Patrik Fredrikson and Ian Stallard are something to take note of. “Species” is a study in evolution through the medium of furniture design. The pieces are amorphous structures, elements of sculpted mass, chaotic energy, finished in shades of red — a colour both designers believe signifies life and death. This is furniture, but not as we know it.
Stella console (2017) by Jake Phipps, presented by Todd Merrill Studio, NYC - Known for a glamorous mix of 20th-century furniture, Todd Merrill Studio makes its Design Days Dubai debut this year with a collection of contemporary design, including this console from its Stellar Collection. Inspired by the precious qualities of machine-cut diamonds, the expansive surfaces on the table are in stark contrast to the turbulent seam of individually sized and angled mirrored sections that run through them.
Todd Merrill Studio
Stella console (2017) by Jake Phipps, presented by Todd Merrill Studio, NYC - Known for a glamorous mix of 20th-century furniture, Todd Merrill Studio makes its Design Days Dubai debut this year with a collection of contemporary design, including this console from its Stellar Collection. Inspired by the precious qualities of machine-cut diamonds, the expansive surfaces on the table are in stark contrast to the turbulent seam of individually sized and angled mirrored sections that run through them.
The Island and its Twin (2016) by Aperçu Designs - A set of two side tables made out of wood and resin with steel support are part of a full collection debuting at Design Days Dubai. Founded in 2014 by young Tarek Hreish and Farah Kayyal, Aperçu Designs focuses its design strategy on setting the tone of the space around the user. Aperçu does not only offer furniture, but a whole new bespoke experience in furniture selection and lighting design.
Aperçu Designs
The Island and its Twin (2016) by Aperçu Designs - A set of two side tables made out of wood and resin with steel support are part of a full collection debuting at Design Days Dubai. Founded in 2014 by young Tarek Hreish and Farah Kayyal, Aperçu Designs focuses its design strategy on setting the tone of the space around the user. Aperçu does not only offer furniture, but a whole new bespoke experience in furniture selection and lighting design.
Tower Lamp (2017) by Nader Gamma - The Tower Lamp marks the Design Days Dubai debut for lighting designer Nader Gammas. Made out of brass and marble, Nader got the inspiration for the lamp when he was working on the architecture of a villa in Amman, Jordan. The villa was caged by several pillars, which lent him the vision for the brass strips that ensconce the light source. When lit, the brass strips also throw playful shadows throughout the room.
Desk (Circa 1954) by Pierre Paulin, presented by MCML Studio, Dubai  -  The late Pierre Paulin is famed for his work with Artifort in the 1960s, and interior design in the 1970s. At the time, his chair designs were considered very modern and unique and kick-started the successes of his work among the younger population. His pieces remain highly sought-after and collectible.
Species III chaise (2016) by Fredrikson Stallard  -  As leading exponents of British avant-garde design, the latest creations from duo Patrik Fredrikson and Ian Stallard are something to take note of. “Species” is a study in evolution through the medium of furniture design. The pieces are amorphous structures, elements of sculpted mass, chaotic energy, finished in shades of red — a colour both designers believe signifies life and death. This is furniture, but not as we know it.
Stella console (2017) by Jake Phipps, presented by Todd Merrill Studio, NYC - Known for a glamorous mix of 20th-century furniture, Todd Merrill Studio makes its Design Days Dubai debut this year with a collection of contemporary design, including this console from its Stellar Collection. Inspired by the precious qualities of machine-cut diamonds, the expansive surfaces on the table are in stark contrast to the turbulent seam of individually sized and angled mirrored sections that run through them.
The Island and its Twin (2016) by Aperçu Designs - A set of two side tables made out of wood and resin with steel support are part of a full collection debuting at Design Days Dubai. Founded in 2014 by young Tarek Hreish and Farah Kayyal, Aperçu Designs focuses its design strategy on setting the tone of the space around the user. Aperçu does not only offer furniture, but a whole new bespoke experience in furniture selection and lighting design.
14March2017
Matthew Priest