Current &




Wednesday 11 March, 2015 07:00PM - Saturday 23 May, 2015 11:30PM


1971 - Design Space
The Flag Island
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Zero is the inaugural exhibition at 1971, Maraya Art Centre’s new non-profit design gallery on The Flag Island. The exhibition presents newly commissioned projects by local designers working with eco-friendly materials. The designers were selected through an open call launched in partnership with Bee’ ah in January, for proposals for design projects that use recycled or sustainable materials. The designers demonstrate how the detritus of daily life in the UAE, such as cardboard tubes, old tyres and plastic bottles can be transformed and given a new existence as furniture, shelters and installations.  Taking their inspiration from organic and cultural sources, from desert plants to indigenous architecture, and developing innovative techniques, these designers offer a vision of a sustainable future.

List of Designers:

Abdalla Almulla, Ali Al Sammarrie, Ammar Kalo, Annarita Cornaro & Valerio de Divitiis (Codesign), Christine Yogiaman & Ken Tracy (YO_CY), Faysal Tabbarah &  Khawla Alhashimi & Nada Taryam, Iman Abdel Shahid Ibrahim, Ivan Parati (Caravan), Patrick Rhodes Students – Monsters – Design Foundations Class, Raya Al Ani (RAW NYC),Reem Hantoush, Talin Hazbar, Abir Mnasria & Zaina Khayyat (Attic Studio)