Supported by SWAROVSKI
For Dubai Design Week 2017 our latest show seeks to widen awareness about climate change. In times when certain global leaders want to brush global warming under the fake news carpet, it becomes even more critical that we address the state of the planet more vociferously.
Eschewing obvious or clichéd interpretations, State of Earth inspires change at the subconscious level. We invited Dubai-based designer and acclaimed design journalist Pratyush Sarup to curate State of Earth. As someone who has celebrated and mentored the regional design community for over a decade, he has assembled a diverse selection of designers, all of who are known to explore nature, landscape and artisanal culture through their works.
“The state of earth is in our hands. We need a cultural shift from ignorance to a state of mindfulness in order to bring about positive impact,” Pratyush Sarup.
Many of the featured designers collaborated with Apical Reform, applying their vision to the studio’s production capabilities to create new works specifically for the show. Exploring themes as diverse as the planet – from topography and materiality to manufacturing and spirituality, the featured designers gently goad the onlooker to explore their connection with their environment.
“The show is designed to inspire and instigate thinking, and start a dialogue; because that is where change begins to take form.”
The featured designers are: