A dialogue is opened between three Emirati materials in ‘Khose’ by weaving together Talli, palm fronds (Safafa) and straw, giving the low straw chair a contemporary identity.

Traditionally, individual craftsmen produced the straw chair. Sustainable materials such as local Emirati palm fronds (خوص Khose), straws, and recycled Talli threads with wood and metal are used to create this installation.

The primary aim of 'Khose' is to socially impact local identity through reviving and sustaining traditional cultural crafts with a contemporary design.

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.