GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Real Estate

 
  Share

Urban Commissions, a design competition set up by Dubai Design District (d3) and Dubai Culture & Arts Authority to engage with the UAE's creative community and promote its diverse production industries, announces SUPERFUTUREDESIGN* as this year's winner. 

Urban Commissions was launched in October 2014 to engage design students and professionals residing in the UAE. The brief for the competition's third edition was to design a ‘communal table' with various seating combinations that celebrates the Emirati tradition of gathering for conversation, collaboration and respite. The winning design is to be produced with a grant of AED 50,000 and placed within the urban landscape of d3 in 2017.

SUPERFUTUREDESIGN*, a creative lab founded by four Italian partners in Dubai in 2009, wins with Mu.TABLE. This series of simple, minimalist, modular elements is composed of concrete volumes, and Marine Plywood tabletops mitred at 45 degree angles to lock into a welded steel structure without the use of screws. Tables are alternated with concrete blocks that secure the structure into place. The larger blocks serve as planters for olive trees which create shadows and integrate nature. The smaller blocks can be used as device charging stations if located close to an electrical outlet. As it is a modular system, more tables can be added to create an infinite array of possibilities, and the whole configuration can be easily relocated with the help of a forklift. 

“We wanted to respect the budget constrains and use materials that are simple but also flexible and easy to replace in case of damage. We come from Tuscany, which has some of the most beautiful countryside in the world, so we wanted to incorporate greenery in the concrete planters as we know how important it is to have nature around us. The olive tree is also the symbol of peace, so we thought it would be perfect for a table that caters to so many different people and cultures,” said Cecilia Morosi, Design Director of the company. 

The Italian partners at SUPERFUTURE*, Andrea Sensoli, Cecilia Morosi, Andrea Rettori and Iacopo Mannelli, studied at the University of Architecture in Florence before founding their practice ASZarchitetti in the city in 1998. They opened their office in Dubai in 2009. Mu.TABLE will unveiled at a VIP ceremony on 13th March, the opening day of Design Days Dubai, before moving to its permanent home in the urban landscape of d3. 

Mohammad Saeed Al Shehhi, COO of Dubai Design District (d3) commented: 

Urban Commissions is a dynamic initiative and is key to our vision of ensuring that d3 supports the region's local talent to showcase their work to an international audience. At d3, we are delighted to be partnering with initiatives like this that contributes our vision of creating a home for creativity designed by the community, for the community. We would like to congratulate the SUPERFUTUREDESIGN team for their astounding work, and we are looking forward to welcoming the Mu.TABLE to d3”.

This year, Urban Commissions received 80 high calibre submissions from individuals and collaborative groups from 24 nationalities at varied stages in their design careers. They demonstrated increasing interest in introducing urban design into Dubai's existing public spaces and proved as wide-ranging as Dubai's citizens. 

Highly-commended shortlisted submissions included: 

  • Dhow, a concept inspired by traditional Emirati sailing vessels used for transportation and pearl diving, designed by Alya AlEghfeli & Jawaher AlKhayyal
  • Hi Lo Shade, which consists of two tables and a vertical ‘arish' shade woven from local palm, designed by Sarah Faruki

The jury members consisted of a selection of design-industry professionals and educators from the following leading institutions: Dubai Culture, d3, Zayed University and Sole DXB. 

In support of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum's vision to transform Dubai into an innovation-driven economy, the Urban Commissions initiative each year will focus on stimulating creativity in the UAE, inspiring the development of new technologies, creating smart and sustainable infrastructure, and driving entrepreneurship and small business growth within the arts and design sector. The 2017/2018 edition of Urban Commissions will open for submissions in late 2017.



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 12847 times
Posted on : Wednesday, March 15, 2017  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Dubai South announces the opening of Panalpina's largest logistics and manufacturing facility
Next Story : Danube Properties Launches Eight Realty Project ‘Resortz'
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
100% Vegan New… Body Yogurts 15 Seconds to Glowing Healthy-looking Skin Spoon It on
Therése Neaimé- Sold to perfection
Linda Paradis brings non-invasive ink removal to Dubai
Timeless Ties
Sony's PXW-Z280, World's first 4K 3-chip Camcorder with new 1/2-type Exmor R CMO...
Martin Hoping for Amstel Gold as Irishman Leads Team to Ardennes Classics
COLAB - Dry Shampoo
Tommy Hilfiger's SS2018 men's and women's watch collection
ORANGE & BERGAMOT Awaken the Cult Icon New Additions
Accessories Collection 2018 Gentleman Attitude
Al-futtaim Names Its New Dubai Lifestyle Mall – ‘Festival Plaza'
Skyline Mega Fitness Challenge Sparked Positivity and Happiness
FOREO delivers the ultimate festival survival kit for a glow-on-the-go.
Samsung launches Exciting Smartphone Trade-In Program with Galaxy S9 or S9+
Summertime Beauty Picks at Glambeaute.com
Enhance skin radiance, smoothness and brightness in just 14 days, with the new J...
Get the best bargains at Dragon Mart's End of Season Clearance Market
Dubai Sports Council Pavilion a big hit at Bangkok SportAccord
Dubai-based Al Kasir Group launches three Crypto assets backed by diamonds
Skyline University College Economics Day 2018: One Step towards Tomorrow
Get Vibrant and lively hair with Rahua's new Color Full Range
A Royal Ramadan Experience by Master Chef Mama in Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre
New XE 300 Sport Edition Wins Gripping Ice Race
New Blow Out Bar and Make-Up Studio SWISH by Immaclife Opens in Abu Dhabi in Apr...
Filorga Mesotherapist Derma Roller
The Perfect Gift Mark
Rolling Cones, a new luxury ice cream concept, launches at the Hyatt Regency Dub...
du to Offer New 9.7-inch iPad With Apple Pencil Support
Finnair to offer a hand baggage only ticket type on selected North Atlantic routes
Abu Dhabi Ship Building Company Launches Two 64-Meter Landing Ships for the Kuwa...
Penny Scallan Design Launches in the Middle East
Mumzworld Announce Recruitment Drive To Empower Women in the Middle East
Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi Leads Sharjah Contingent to Kuwait Arab Media Forum
MINI at Auto China Beijing 2018
The new BMW M2 Competition
Genesis G70 Luxury Sedan Arrives in Middle East
Exclusive, Limited‐Edition, Swiss‐Made Cryptocurrency Watches
10 Kg gold for 100 winners at Malabar Gold & Diamonds
Olivia Burton Marble Florals - Embrace these styles for a new artistic way to wo...
Toshiba Releases New, Powerful Surveillance and Video Streaming Internal Consume...
Pandora Shine Discover A New Way to Shine
Lingual Orthodontic Treatment now a reality at Al Mariffa Medical Center
Qualcomm Unveils the Vision Intelligence Platform Purpose-built for IoT Devices ...
Understanding what women want Balmain reveals the Madrigal Mini II
Munich Airport reports record net annual profit of €155 million for 2017
Adamavi - Elegant, Timeles S, and Reliable
Stylish Nursing wear at Mums and Bumps
Airport Show Attracts Influential Aviation Leaders for Global Airport Leaders Fo...
Pandora Spring Embrace Nature's Beauty
Gifts for Ramadan at Hour Choice