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The Middle East Emergent Designer Prize

 
Finalists

Celebrating the success of the Middle East Emergent Designer Prize by Van Cleef & Arpels, the four finalists have been announced in the fifth edition. In collaboration with Tashkeel and Design Days Dubai, High Jewelry Maison Van Cleef & Arpels hosted the conference at their flagship Dubai Mall boutique.

Through an overwhelming response of applicants responding to the theme of Nature for the 2016 instalment of the Prize, designers Marta Krivosheek, Ranim Orouk, Michael Rice, and Anjali Srinivasan were selected, representing widespread talent from across the region.

Architect Ranim Orouk

Presents the concept of a traditionally glass blown chandelier that takes form and from the jellyfish.

Her creation represents the effervescence of their texture as they swim in groups.

 
Michael Rice

Who specializes in ceramics, is an Associate Professor of Studio Art at the American University of Dubai

He will work on a crystal bowl which is inspired by a spectrum of natural spiral forms found in shells, DNA helix, sand ripples and similar concepts.

 
Marta Krivosheek

Holds a Master’s Degree in
Architecture from the Slovak
Technical University in Bratislava.

She draws inspiration from a combination of soap bubble experiments, steam wood bending technique and the Shasha, the traditional fishing boats used in the UAE and Oman to create the “Minimae Chair”.

 
Anjali Srinivasan

Aims to present viewers with a visual experience seen through “Vehicular Lens”, a pod made up of multiple glass lenses which alter the images of the space and light around them. This piece is an amalgamation of 3 local, nature-based inspirations: a flower pod, sand and light.

 
 
 
Attending L'ÉCOLE
Van Cleef & Arpels In Paris

Next to the financial grant awared to facilitate the production of the winning work and to attend the event, a five day trip to Paris is offered to attend L'ÉCOLE Van Cleef & Arpels programs where tuition will be provided by passionate experts and craftsmen.

L'ÉCOLE Van Cleef & Arpels offers initiation courses with hands-on experience on an "à Ia carte" basis, in French or in English, to all those who want to learn about Jewelry and Watchmaking.