Public Workshop: Furniture-making (Using Traditional Emirati Materials)
Starts: Tue, 20 March 2012, 04:00 p.m.
Ends: Wed, 21 March 2012, 01:00 p.m.
Location: Design Days Dubai
Led by Leo Capote & Amaury
Brazilian designers Leo Capote & Amaury will lead two workshops on creating a lamp and a seat using fine finishing’s (Emirati Talli) & street materials. Their concept is to use everyday objects and transform them into distinctive usable design pieces.
Born and raised in his grandfather’s tool shop, Leo Capote was acquainted at an early stage, with hammers, screws and nails. This helped him transform absolutely any tool or object into unique design pieces; he could turn sneakers into plugs, bikes into sinks and forks into photo holders. To him, absolutely anything is raw and is not yet been used for its right purpose.
Amaury is an artist who focuses on objects rejected by the consumer society, such as a discarded old drawer or tacky decorative ornaments that would probably be wasted in the short term. He collects and gathers such elements, creating narratives from his own imagination. What interests him is the dialogue and the possibilities of interventions created from this.
20 March: 4pm-6pm
21 March: 11am-1pm