To introduce an innovative material, Palm Veneer is created by pressing palm fibres, resulting in a flat surface with similar qualities to wood veneer.

The veneer pieces are attached to cardboard, ensuring the product is natural and biodegradable. The project aims to reduce emission waste and support the ever-growing, local UAE market through refining agricultural waste into products and interiors.

This installation is composed using wood marquetry techniques that imitate the organic shape and natural hues of palm leaves. Inspired by the rich textures and hues of the palm leaf, natural aesthetics are continuous through the piece, with its wooden framing following the silhouette of the palm fibre. ‘Palm Veneer’ aims to create warm interiors, bring a new outlook on nature’s place in the UAE, and celebrate the Palm Triptych.

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.