Tashkeel, the Dubai-based multidisciplinary art and design space, has selected its new cohorts of artists and designers who will be mentored by renowned industry professionals and receive studio support throughout the year to make their works come to life. The final limited-edition pieces will be globally unveiled during Dubai Design Week 2020.

Tashkeel, the Dubai-based multidisciplinary art and design space, has selected its new cohorts of artists and designers who will be mentored by renowned industry professionals and receive studio support throughout the year to make their works come to life. The final limited-edition pieces will be globally unveiled during Dubai Design Week 2020.

Experts in the design field will guide the selected UAE-based designers product designer Lina Ghalib, architect Neda Salmanpour, interior designer Nada AbuShaqra, and duo Julia Ibbini and Stephane Noyer of Ibbini Studio,

Established in 2013, Tanween is a professional development programme for UAE-based emerging designers, makers and artisans, providing access to a wide range of resources unique to the UAE, from locally based manufacturers, fabricators and artisans from Tashkeel’s Make Works UAE public platform to myriad materials, including textiles wood and marble.

Tanween 2020 Cohort

Lina Ghalib

Lina Ghalib studied at the College of Architecture, Art and Design – American University of Sharjah, and the University of Arts London ¬– Chelsea College of Arts. Following internships at Roar (Pallavi Dean Interiors) and Fikra Design Studio, she joined Aljoud Lootah Design Studio as Product Designer in 2017.

Neda Salmanpour

Architect Neda Salmanpour is an Honours graduate of the University of Sharjah. Her passion and dedication to architecture and design has continued into practice. Chosen as a top Candidate for the University of Sharjah’s IAESTE international internship programme, she currently works as a Junior Architect at Binchy and Binchy Architecture, ranked in 2019 as among the Top 20 Boutique Design Firms in the Middle East. She was recently nominated as ‘Young Talent of the Year’ by Design Middle-East Award and currently serves on the board of Architectural Engineering Department Advisory Board at the University of Sharjah.

Ibbini Studio

Ibbini Studio is a collaboration creating works in contemporary art and design and that explore the boundaries of possibilities between human and machine. Julia Ibbini is a visual artist and designer, Stephane Noyer is a computer scientist and maker. Together they traverse analogue and digital to create works with highly detailed machined precision, but which remain distinctly human in origin.

Nada Abu Shaqra

Freelance architect and interior designer, Nada Abu Shaqra is a graduate of the American University of Sharjah.

Neda is interested in undertaking further exploration into the relation of the regional design language and its strong bond to mathematics and geometry, while utilizing available technologies and innovative materials that best respond to current global issues such as climate change to help to better the life of people and the environment.

The fifth edition of the Tanween programme will culminate in a showcase within Downtown Editions,Downtown Design's dedicated showcase of bespoke and limited-edition design by established and emerging designers, which takes place during Dubai Design Week 2020 in November.

Find out more about Downtown Editions and how to apply to exhibit here.