The piece “Spindle” is a metaphor for the story behind each furnishing piece that was made by those incredible Emirati women. The design of the spindle reintroduces the spindle as a pendent lighting. The robe-like wrapping is a representation of the wool.
“I wanted to reintroduce the idea of a table & a carpet through redesigning a surface. That’s why they we named Acacia Surface Series” says Roudha. Acacia 111 is stand-alone piece of art. The wall hanging carpet is made from a combination of hand woven wool carpet and leather; the carpet section mimics the pentagon pattern used to represent the collection. The carpet is connected to a leather extension which is a metaphor for the desert scene seeing a variety of wildlife feed and seek shadow under Samr trees.
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With a design trend that is moving towards the embracing of contemporary designs, the market today stands between revived Islamic designs or completely foreign styles for interiors. SAS collection reintroduce Islamic design on a whole new level; each piece was carefully designed to look stunning in any interior space with a dose of Islamic touch . The collection is named after “SAS”; the local idiom synonym for “origin or source”, which is derived from the formal Arabic Word “ASAS”.
The bespoke collection aims towards the reintroduction of Islamic design; particularly the study of Islamic Arts. It is inspired by the beauty of Islamic pattern making; where each pattern is mainly created from a combination of circles and diagonal lines, representing the “code” or “structure” for a particular pattern design. On the other hand, the beauty of handmade inlay work emphasizes both design and structural details. The collection consists of is a series of tables: a console and side tables. The three works of art complement each other, yet stand distinctly with a unique character.
Moonlight is a limited edition sculptural piece in collaboration with Apical Reform. It is specially designed for the holy month of Ramadan and in celebration of EID. The base is the crater of the moon and the lines represent the days of Ramadan.
Artist Name: Roudha Alshamsi
Artwork Title: Dessaise الدسيس
Artwork Year: 2017
Artwork Medium:Structure with SS mirror cladding
Artwork: Dimensions: H 170, W 130 D 100.
This interactive installation is a visual representation of the locally known game,
"Dessaise". The game is played by three or more kids though hiding and seeking each other
within the old Emirati courtyards. The stand-alone sculpture allows for the hiding and
seeking one self’s reflection though the panels' mirrored reflection.
The elements of the design where taken from the well know architectural details of
old Emirati houses and courtyards. The panels are placed with 30 degrees angles tilted from
each other to achieve a contradictory scenario; to hide, and to seek. From one side, all panels
reflect the standing person/ object representing the concept “Seek”. On the other hand, The
back side seems to have a protruded angle of mirrors reflecting multiple reflections of the
standing person/object where it is difficult to have a clear reflection, representing the
opposite scenario of the game that is to “Hide”.
“Abnaa Zayed” is what we Emiratis are pround to call ourselves; the “Sons of Zayed”. This peom is by HH Shiekh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on Martyrs day 2016. Each and every martyr, who pleged to defend the Emirates, sacraced their precious lives . He portrays their bravery as a sea of blood greaving on the soil of this country’s founder. The relationship between both is depicted as a loving father and his children, where their actions are triggered by love and loyalty. The installation is 120 * 30 cm laser cut acrylic typography on a vertical wooden panel. Horizontal threads of different lengths are fixed at the end of the panel. A representation of HH portrayal of martyrs’ sea of blood on Zayed’s soil. It is also to emphasise text visually and highlight the name Zayed.; a representation of the role he had in establishing the UAE as a united state both ethically and politically.
This is a custom designed table for specially for Arabic Calligraphy. The concept is derived from the art it self were it is basically outlining lines and defining arabic letters within the context of arts. This drawing table can easily be adjusted to the angle the artists’ are working with. It works as a light box at the same time to. The lighting fixture is also used as information light underneath where it can be switched on and off.
Kallis is a sculptural illuminant created by the beauty of marble where central light source accentuates natural marble grains and diffuses light for a very personal space despite its large scale. Inspired by the one and only breathtaking symbol of growth, burj Khalifa. Both burj Khalifa and Kallis are inspired by hymenocallis flower found in the region. The name Kallis comes from the Greek word “Callis” which means beautiful. The letter K is to refer it to Khalifa. Each sectional plan of the burj was taken and extruded to a golden section ration 1.618 upwards and downwards. A touch of excitement is added as well through the 60 degrees rotation of each section resulting in a stunning lighting effect. The purpose of the design is to demonstrate the infinite dimension of Growing Beauty.
The design of the particular bedroom was a mind opening experience since it is my first project to be manufactures. The messege that I want to convey through this design is the transition to a different world of calmness and solitude. It is a depiction of a day on the Maldives beach. The pattern on the headboard reflects this idea through the combination of organic and straight lines. The rest of the bed design remains contemporary and sleek with floating side tables.
The main element of the design is the 360 rotating partition that rotates towards the bed and sitting area. As for the kids corner, it was designed to complement the room giving them maximum calmness.
The proposed structure consists of a series silhouettes of the walls and extruding them as a series of frames. The central frames extrudes outwards creating a hall for the visitor to get an introduction to the gallery and exhibition. Its design is inspired by the veranda Mashrabiya pattern of the Fort. It creates an extra surface for vertical signages as well . This approach is low-profile, accentuating the beauty of the original building. It also has almost zero drilling and wall/ floor fixing.
This exciting commercial project is located in an area filled with competing Billiard Clubs and computer Cafes. The target is to redesign the space in terms to have it up and running again. from its name "Royal" the concept was extracted from the very beginning of Billiard , the game of royalties, up till the history of this club operating for more than 10 years. We have selected a gem called Peridot since it represents all of extraordinary qualities. Peridot comes from the Arabic word "faridat" which means unique. This was the main focus of the project.
Within the club, gems were created as a central pieces demostrated as doubled up tv panels equipped with integrated video systems as well as shelves that can be used as coffee tables.
The other supporting design detail is the colomn rotating shelf using a tung and groove system
The concept of the Spirit Library was created to reflect the true essence of the library . It hosts a special islamic painting. No one can ignore the presence of such art piece since it is the spirit of the library where the concept derives from. Every element of the design is reflected from this painting: the floorplan, space planning, color scheme and pattern design.
The objectives iof the project is to create a comfortable reading space with a main reception desk and research corner. The second section of the library is basically an extension of the reading area towards childrens education where it is equipted with a screening area.
Acraga Lighting is more than a lighting fixture; the very deli- cate characteristic of it reveals many aspects it terms of in- spiration, design and cause. The process of design and construction that piece went through is dealing with a sensitive material such as glass and creating an artwork of spectacular aesthetics and mood. Driven from a delicate creature, Jewel Caterpillar, Acraga lighting is a study of the basic geometry and beauty in nature where the very vulnerable reveals the very sophisticated. At the end of the day, it triggers the call to save the guardians of the coast “Qurm” where Mangroves are the habitat of this species along with a variety of wildlife.