Tebr Tableware: traditional silhouettes, modern concept

Aljoud Lootah is a designer based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, focusing her research on the relationship between form and function, in constant tension between tradition and modernity. She works on projects inspired by her homeland’s culture, giving it new interpretation with current design and great care for detail.

Her “Tebr Tableware” series is inspired by the motifs impressed on a wooden door at the Al Ain Palace, residence of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Emir of Abu Dhabi until 2004 and president of the United Arab Emirates from 1971 to 2004. Historically, this type of decoration represented the rank of the home’s owner. Lootah uses it as a canvas to express her creativity, transposing traditional semantic traits on plates, cups and bowls made in precious ceramic, with 14-carat gold patterns symbolizing opulence and magnificence.

With this splendid tableware series, Lootah has created a work of elegance that successfully embodies traditional symbols in a perfect balance of past and future, memories and modernity.

© Aljoud Lootah


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