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Arab Design Now exhibition at Design Doha

Arab Design Now exhibition at Design Doha captured in Dezeen video

Dezeen has teamed up with Design Doha to make a video reel documenting Arab Design Now, the central exhibition of the Qatari capital's newly launched biennial.

The exhibition takes place at creative hub M7, and gathers a range of work from 74 designers and collectives from around the Middle East and North Africa.

Design Doha was launched by art and culture institution Qatar Museums in February

Its main exhibition Arab Design Now features works that draw from the region's arts heritage and natural resources, spanning installations at an architectural scale, furniture, ornaments and graphic design.

Amongst the designs highlighted in the reel is a prototype for pendant lighting wrapped in natural luffa sponge by Palestinian designer Samer Selbak.

Also spotlighted is a meditative installation by Jordanian architect Hiba Shahzada that frames a reflective pool with four wood columns down which water trickles, all topped with a geometric canopy.

The reel also documents an installation by Paris-based architecture practice New South, which designed a set of stools that can be arranged and adapted by users to form a sacred space anywhere.

Arab Design Now exhibition at Design Doha
Arab Design Now gathers work from around the Middle East and North Africa

The exhibition was curated by Rana Beiruti, who is based in Jordan and previously co-founded and directed Amman Design Week.

Arab Design Now takes place from 24 February to 5 August 2024 at M7, Doha, Qatar.

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This video was produced by Dezeen for Design Doha as part of a partnership. Find out more about Dezeen's partnership content here.