TRENDSETTING V: SIX JORDANIAN INTERIOR DESIGNERS
1 DECEMBER 2014 – 28 JANUARY 2015
Under the patronage of HRH Princess Wijdan Al-Hashemi, President of the Royal Society of Fine Arts, Jordan, Nabad opens an exhibition entitled, “Trendsetting V: Six Jordanian Interior Designers,” on Monday 1 December at 6:00 pm. The exhibition features works by Nisreen Abudail, Suzanne Abujaber, Maysoon Haymoor, Fiona Kassisieh, Maha Kawar and Tatiana Rifai.
In this fifth edition of Nabad’s annual “Trendsetting” exhibition series, six established Jordanian interior designers exhibit a collection of conceptual, decorative and functional objects. The unique limited-edition creations have been especially designed for the show. Nisreen Abudail’s pieces are inspired by the beauty of traditional embroidery and celebrate the concept of ‘Unity’. Suzanne Abujaber displays a series of wall-hanging racks inspired by the fish skeleton, creating different characters and styles through an innovative play of materials and colours. In her collection, Maysoon Haymoor showcases the beauty of brass, wood and stone, intended to evoke visual and sensory impressions in the viewer, while also interacting with each other.
Fiona Kassisieh is inspired by multifunctionality: her tall imposing mirror reflects space and light, divides, or covers a wall, while her multi-directional shelves hold myriad favourite items and create a vertical-horizontal rhythm on the wall. As an Environmental Designer, Maha Kawar utilizes wood as her principal medium, highlighting its unassuming beauty and solidity, warmth and pliancy, through her minimalist bench and candlesticks. Tatiana Rifai displays wall-mounted, textured works that express cultural elements in shades of blue and the colours of nature.