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o'de rose X Dubai Design Week:

 

Wednesday 28 October 5pm – 9pm

 

 

Precious Essentials: Tables/ Stools 

 

Inspired by the diversity of the Dubai scene, o’de rose decided to blend those two worlds by reinventing a mainstream piece of furniture: table/ stool. 

We called on two Artists, Sacha Walckhoff and Iyad Naja, whose only common points are the passion for beautiful designs and precious raw material. 

Those artists will showcase at o ’de rose their exclusive Table/ Stool designs on October 28th from 5pm to 9pm and will talk to media and guests about their work.

 

 

East: Iyad Naja: A Passion for Calligraphy

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Iyad Naja received his BS degree in graphic design from LAU Beirut in 2000. Iyad worked in advertising and became creative director at Intermarkets, but his passion lies in design and more specifically in Arabic Calligraphy. It’s the only time where he savors the moment. Inspired from daily life, Iyad Naja’s works are to be perceived as a sensory experience. Whether a table, mirror, lamp, collage ,wall calligraphy or even architectural facades, his art, fine and intricate, represents a stage and a single experience in the artist’s life journey. Both decorative and expressive, his pieces focus on revitalizing his heritage. His innovative spirit allows him to celebrate the everyday in the form of high art. Both Micro or macro, design can take place on any canvas. 

Iyad Naja seeks inspiration from elaborate cultures and bustling environments to merge the old with the new. He conceives works that communicate beyond the body of materials to create innovative pieces of high art.

 

A little bit of tradition
Clean cut classic calligraphy lines merge with cement like resin to end up being one.

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West: Sacha Walckhoff for Verreum 

Sacha Walckhoff was born in France in 1962, but spent most of his childhood in Switzerland. After studying at the School of Barcelona Arts and Fashion Techniques, he first worked in various Prêt-à-Porter fashion houses — including Jean Rémy Daumas, Dorothée Bis, and Michel Klein in 1992. That same year, he met Christian Lacroix and became his artistic consultant; their collaboration was to last for seventeen years. 

Initially in charge of the Prêt-à-Porter lines, he was then appointed Studio Director in 1996, and became the couturier’s right-hand man in 2002, when he created his own company. At the same time, he was also a consultant for Kenzo and Jean-Claude Jitrois, between 2000 and 2002. 

When the couturier left the House of Christian Lacroix in 2009, Sacha Walckhoff was appointed Creative Director. Since 2010, he has been the designer for the men’s Prêt-à-Porter collections, the eyewear and sunglasses lines, scarves, and leather goods, as well as the home décor line. 

Passionate about art, design and decoration, Sacha’s own apartment in Paris – a unique space and veritable Cabinet of Curiosities – has been featured in many international interior design magazines.

 

Sacha Walckhoff

 

Sacha Walckhoff was born in France in 1962, but spent most of his childhood in Switzerland. After studying at the School of Barcelona Arts and Fashion Techniques, he first worked in various Prêt-à-Porter fashion houses — including Jean Rémy Daumas, Dorothée Bis, and Michel Klein in 1992. That same year, he met Christian Lacroix and became his artistic consultant; their collaboration was to last for seventeen years. 

Initially in charge of the Prêt-à-Porter lines, he was then appointed Studio Director in 1996, and became the couturier’s right-hand man in 2002, when he created his own company. At the same time, he was also a consultant for Kenzo and Jean-Claude Jitrois, between 2000 and 2002. 

When the couturier left the House of Christian Lacroix in 2009, Sacha Walckhoff was appointed Creative Director. Since 2010, he has been the designer for the men’s Prêt-à-Porter collections, the eyewear and sunglasses lines, scarves, and leather goods, as well as the home décor line. 

Passionate about art, design and decoration, Sacha’s own apartment in Paris – a unique space and veritable Cabinet of Curiosities – has been featured in many international interior design magazines.

 

 

One to Three

Sacha Walckhoff stools pour Verreum Dubai Design Week at o'de rose

“One to Three” collection of stools designed by Sacha Walckhoff for Verreum, an exclusive creation for Dubai Design Week at o’de rose

 

A little bit of Art.

 

Collection Reverso by Sacha Walckhoff for Verreum

 

“Bewildered by the choreography of glass blowers in the Novy Bor Verreum manufacture in the Czech Republic, I came up with the Reverso collection. With a blowing cane, master glass-makers pick melting glass from the crucible to lift it up to the skies. 

They then sprinkle it with water and steam, and lodge it into a wood and oak cast to blow it into its final shape. This ballet with pure matter inspired me five glasses and three vases, translucent and silver coated, fun to use in many a different and surprising way. 

The vases of this collection are there to be matched or assembled, played with, turned upside down to change into photophores or even glass lanterns when they are not filled with flowers. All the glasses follow the same principle, and so the champagne flute, once bottom up, becomes a tumbler while the white wine glass turns into a coffee cup when on its head.”

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o’de rose

999 Al Wasl Road 

Umm Suqeim 2 

Tel: 04-3487990

 

More Infos : dubaidesignweek2015-programme/reinventing-the-table-stool/

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