Meet the new talent arised from the UAE! This time, the Emirati designer, Zeinab AL Hashemi, who will be sharing at the upcoming event “Dubai Design Week 2016″ that is going to be held between 24 and 29 this October. Zeinab’s participation will be in collaboration with Swarovski, which will be debuting at the event with a mesmerizing specially commissioned outdoor installation by Zeinab, named ‘Hexalite’.
To create her installation, Al Hashemi will be using 33 hexagonal mirrored-steel structures with 1,145 Swarovski crystals and mirrored prisms. Hexalite will be mounted horizontally, and standing 1.5m high and 3m wide, revealing an infinite series of kaleidoscopic views as the crystals reflect and refract the multicolored light. Faced with a shimmering, geometric mirage, Hexalite is going to allow visitors to interact with the surrounding environment through the installation’s various changes in perspective and color.
This is not Zeinab’s first participations in such events. She actually specializes in site-specific installations, spatial art and modern public sculpture. She participated in a number of events with remarkable creations that highlight her talent. This Emirati young woman created a sand dune made of camel hide for the biennial ‘Emirati Expressions’ exhibition in 2015, and a rug made of treated camel leather for Design Days Dubai the year before.
We should be noting that Swarovski is an international retailer and designer of fashionable jewelry and accessories as well as figurines and crystal objects, crystal lighting and individual architectural solutions with crystal.
It was founded in 1895 in Austria, and it designs, creates, and markets high-quality crystal product collections such as jewelry, accessories, decorative items for the home, ornaments, and figurines. Swarovski has a global reach and showcases its sparkling crystal products via a network of own boutiques and retail partners, as well as the Swarovski website and Online Shops.
Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Swarovski Board of Executive Board and prominent leader from the design to art world commented, “We are extremely pleased to collaborate with Zeinab on her stunning ‘Hexalite’ installation. This playful kaleidoscopic piece is the perfect way to celebrate our debut at Dubai Design Week.”