FN/10/100/1000


FN Designs in collaboration with WTD Magazine and Bloomingdale’s Home-Dubai Present ’10/100/1000′ at Design Days Dubai Showcasing Works of 10 Regional Designers

FN Designs, in collaboration with WTD Magazine and supported by retail giant Bloomingdale’s Home – Dubai and the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated Authority for culture, arts, and heritage, will go on to exhibit works of 10 regional designers at Design Days Dubai from March 17 to 21, 2014. Working with certified wood and natural finishes, each designer has created one masterpiece which was then used to produce 10 pieces of a kind only. In addition to the display at Design Days Dubai, at Booth 2, the collection will be exhibited and sold exclusively at Bloomingdale’s Home – Dubai for USD 1,000 each from March 17 to April 17, 2014.

Making the announcement, H.H. Sheikha Wafa Hasher Al Maktoum, founder and director of FN Designs, stated, Design Days Dubai is an event under ‘Dubai Art Season,’ the city’s umbrella arts initiative launched by the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority.’ “The project we have worked on this year is reinterpreted from Designer Francisco Torres ‘Unique Concept’ ’10/100/1000′. We are truly grateful to Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, and Bloomingdale’s Home – Dubai for their exceptional support in making this event possible, and WTD Magazine’s collaboration who have utilized their expertise and have worked closely with the designers. It is truly wonderful to see how these young designers have turned a simple, utilitarian stool into functional sculpture with playful geometric shapes. Their excellent craftsmanship depicts imaginative departure from the conventional.”

Under the Kind Patronage of H.H. Sheikha Wafa Hasher Al Maktoum FN Designs will showcase from January 30 to February 28, 2014, the third edition of FAKiE#3 – a skateboard dexhibition. First held in 2010 with a reoccurrence in 2012, the exhibition has always been popular and this time features works of 21 locally-based artists including H.H. Sheikha Wafa Hasher Al Maktoum, who have used new or broken skate decks as their canvas. With a variety of media, the diverse pool of artists have transformed the unconventional objects into striking pieces of art for the exhibition.

H.H. Sheikha Wafa Hasher Al Maktoum, founder and director of FN Designs, stated, “Art for us has no boundaries. We do it because we love it. Therefore we accept all art forms. FAKiE#3 is unusual in many ways and portrays the unexpected. It is truly interesting to see how each artist has experimented and expressed his or her ideas on a skateboard and it leads to a fundamental question ‘What inspired each one?’ By transposing a skateboard into a canvas, an artist’s experience goes well beyond the ‘everyday’ and contributes to understanding surrealist sensibilities. Intense in detail, it haunts our imagination beyond a few moments and I truly hope people will enjoy it”.

Video by: Chito Pachica
Music by: The xx – Intro