Created to be an artistic expression of light, the ‘Noor Al Noor’ sculpture takes inspiration from Quranic Verse 35 from Surat Al Noor.

In this verse, the likeness of Allah’s light is compared with:

'a niche in which is a lamp, the lamp is in a glass, (and) the glass is as it were a brightly shining star, ... the oil whereof almost gives light though fire touch it not- light upon light.'

Walking around the sculpture the viewer is confronted with a juxtaposition of design styles. Of classical design from certain angles, others display contrasting contemporary characteristics. In daylight, the installation is conceived as a stone sculpture; at night the stacked volumes illuminate and reveal intangible light patterns. The artist incorporates this duality to evoke fluctuating emotions in the viewer that reflect these contrasts – comfort to tension, stability to uncertainty.

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.