An interactive design installation that took place at Total Arts, The Courtyard which presented visitors with a design experience featuring furniture design, photography, video-objects and programming through the week. Supported and managed by Hamzat Wasl Studio, a creative community collective.

The show was curated and designed by Hind Bin Demaithan, featuring herself, Jawaher Al Khayyal and Ola Allouz. The design installation was activated by live music, spoken word poetry, private photoshoot sessions, falcon interactions and more.

The idea of the three creatives, coming together was extracted from the theme of the exhibition itself. From the 0.0625mm diameter of one sand grain, to the bewildered sand dunes, which always holds the Hatheera, the bedouin winter majlis. Like a time capsule, a retro effect to redesign the Hatheera. Known today as the Majlis, or the gathering place of the Bedouins, is unleashed. As ‘a once upon a time’ meeting place for the inhabitants of this land, it was the design installation with contemporary elements at Total Arts gallery. A place of bonding, mingling and interacting in the cold winter evenings, the Hatheera is re-innovated time and again to align with Dubai’s cultural vision.

About Hamzat Wasl Studio

Hamzat Wasl studio is a creative community collective that believes design should be, enjoyable, purposeful, honest and most importantly made with love. Their heart lies on art exploration, video design, product design, branding, illustration, packaging, interior design, content creation, photography, curation and consulting. The community comprises of graphic, interior, packaging and 3d designers, typographers, photographers, videographers and artisans. Assembling a constructive synthesis across disciplines, working together towards a shared ambition.

The team behind Hamzat Wasl are Hind Bin Demaithan, Founder and Creative Director, Alia, Maitha and Aisha.