Zena Adhami explores the complexities of emotion and typography in the Arabic language by honing in on the meanings of the word "love".

According to Dr. Fatima Mernissi, a sociologist, writer and one of the most prominent Islamic feminists, there are over 50 words for love in Arabic. Using design as a starting point, Adhami explores in the body of this work the tension between meaning, weaving, and touch by changing these previously 2D works into intimate carpets to adorn the feet of visitors inside domestic spaces.

The work "Degrees of Love in Arabic Language", is a compelling collection of rugs that serves as a contemporary representation of graphic design in an interior design setting. The work aims to explore the "encounters" between our bodies, art, and language in transformative ways of interior and intimate domestic spaces.

The UAE Designer Exhibition is a curated showcase of established and emerging regional talent from different design disciplines. Taking place in the Downtown Design tent, the exhibition offers creatives a platform for visibility among leading designers from around the globe, expanding and strengthening their audience and professional network.