Designed by Zeinab Al Hashemi
Zeinab Al Hashemi was born and is based in Dubai. She is a conceptual artist and designer specialising in site-specific installations, spatial art and modern public sculpture. Her work is collaborative and she often experiments with new materials and techniques to create strikingly contemporary works that draw on and reinterpret the symbols and traditions of her Emirati culture.
Her practice is driven by an ongoing exploration of the concepts of space and time. Her works are intriguing and interactive as by deconstructing and reconstructing her chosen medium, she tells a visual story, bringing to the foreground that which would normally be overlooked.
Devised around the hexagon, a familiar motif in Al Hashemi’s work, hexalite combines Swarovski crystals and mirrored steel in 33 hexagonal structures, to create an infinite series of kaleidoscopic views.
The structures reveal a shimmering, geometric mirage created by the elegant repetition of Swarovski crystal prisms and triangles coated in the multicolored Aurora Borealis effect. This sparkling Swarovski crystal illusion is a visual expression of the unbreakable connection between people and their environment.
In numerology, the number 33 represents world harmony. It is the number of spiritual creation and transformative thinking, representing perfect logic, creativity and perseverance. The number 33 reveals the flow of healing energy through an honest heart and unconditional love.
hexalite’s mesmerising multifaceted form is intended to challenge audiences to interact with the reflections, exploring the connections with each other and the world around them to expose glistening new realities.
Presented by Swarovski
Swarovski delivers a diverse portfolio of unmatched quality, craftsmanship, and creativity. Founded in 1895 in Austria, Swarovski designs, manufactures and markets high-quality crystals, genuine gemstones and created stones as well as finished products such as jewelry, accessories and lighting. Run by the fifth generation of family members, Swarovski Crystal Business has a global reach with approximately 2,680 stores in around 170 countries, more than 26,000 employees, and revenue of about 2.6 billion euros in 2015. Together with its sister companies Swarovski Optik (optical devices) and Tyrolit (abrasives), Swarovski Crystal Business forms the Swarovski Group. In 2015, the Group generated revenue of about 3.37 billion euros and employed more than 30,000 people. The Swarovski Foundation was set up in 2012 to honor the philanthropic spirit of founder Daniel Swarovski. Its mission is to support creativity and culture, promote wellbeing, and conserve natural resources.
24 October, 2pm-9pm
25-28 October, 10am-9pm
29 October, 10am-7pm
Dubai Design District (d3)