Tebr Vase Collection by Aljoud Lootah
Updated: Jan 7, 2020
The collection consists of three vases, Tebr Round Vase, Tebr Mizlay Vase and Tebr Modular vase, which depict intricate patterns that adorned the historic architecture of the United Arab Emirates, and explores their interpretation into modern everyday lives. The collection draws inspiration from motifs carved on an old wooden door found in Al Ain Palace, the residence of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan; the former UAE President and Founder of the Nation.
Historically, wooden doors were a canvas for creativity, where the decorative carvings on the doors reflected the status of that household. The motifs used in ‘Tebr’ carry a strong character, reminiscent of these doors. The designs are cast in the finest quality porcelain, and the tableware is embellished with 14 karat gold that resemble the door’s massive brass nails and locks, reflecting opulence inherent in artistic creation.