Floor to Ceiling II
& Design Salon
15 July - 29 August 2012
Beginning on Sunday 15 July 2012, Nabad presents its Summer 2012 event, featuring Nabad's "Floor to Ceiling II" exhibition, and the launch of Nabad's Design Salon, a special space at Nabad dedicated to promoting uniquely designed items by talented artists and designers. In 2010, Nabad started "Trendsetting," a series of annual exhibitions dedicated to promoting design. Our Design Salon supports and continues this concept.
"Floor to Ceiling II" presents new additions to Nabad's permanent collection, including paintings, limited-edition prints, photo-based works, sculptures and art books to suit both beginning and seasoned collectors and art lovers. In a rich and diverse visual display, the exhibition draws together a large number of artworks by over seventy artists from the region and abroad, including Jordan, Algeria, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria, as well as from Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the U.K. and the U.S.A., and from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Korea and Pakistan.
Also of interest to seasoned collectors are a number of important works by highly acclaimed Arab contemporary artists. And in line with Nabad's interest in encouraging and promoting emerging artistic talent, "Floor to Ceiling II" showcases artworks by young Jordanian artists.
The new feature in this year's summer exhibition is the Design Salon, which presents unique items by talented artists and designers. Currently on display are delicate hand-printed silk scarves by artist Ghada Dahdaleh; finely-sewn linen lanterns by Korean artist Woo Young-hee; creatively finished arabesque wooden side tables and boxes by Nara Design; hand-crafted brushed stainless steel bowls and plexiglass light with fig leaf motif by designer Racha Tarazi; transparent and colourful plexiglass items by Sahar Saqqa; mosaic-encrusted local stones by Taghreed Abdullah; decorative household objects painted by the artisans of Tribal Truck Art, established by Pakistani entrepreneur, Anjum Rana; and a design on canvas by Swiss designer Stephan Liechti.