Dukkan421

Dukkan421 is a design store inspired by the architectural themes of 421 and Mina Zayed. Our store features products that reflect 421’s commitment to fostering local and regional talent, including a wide selection of publications, homeware, stationary, and other unique products. Dukkan421 is the perfect stop for all who are in search for a unique, curated selection of designs by regional creatives. It is a dynamic store that fosters learning, engagement, and cultural understanding.

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Sawdust Pencils

The sawdust collection benefits from the lightweight of sawdust as a waste material, and the strength and shiny finish of resin to create a new moldable material that feels like polished granite, but weighs lighter than wood. 

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Price: 130 AED

Cylinder Medium Pen holder

The sawdust collection benefits from the lightweight of sawdust as a waste material, and the strength and shiny finish of resin to create a new moldable material that feels like polished granite, but weighs lighter than wood.

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Price: 175 AED

Large Pen holder

The sawdust collection benefits from the lightweight of sawdust as a waste material, and the strength and shiny finish of resin to create a new moldable material that feels like polished granite, but weighs lighter than wood.

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Price: 235 AED

Small Collector

The sawdust collection benefits from the lightweight of sawdust as a waste material, and the strength and shiny finish of resin to create a new moldable material that feels like polished granite, but weighs lighter than wood.

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Price: 130 AED

Medium Pen Holder

The sawdust collection benefits from the lightweight of sawdust as a waste material, and the strength and shiny finish of resin to create a new moldable material that feels like polished granite, but weighs lighter than wood.

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Price: 175 AED

Terazzo pens

This monolithic, sculptural design reintroduces terrazzo into an everyday object: a pen. 

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Price: 105 AED

Sea Gnome Scarves

Woodblock prints & embroidery on Linen It’s an art piece - a wall hanging - but it’s also a textile that can wrap around your neck, fold into a pocket square, package a gift, accessorize a bag or sit under your food - Handmade limited edition. 

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Price: 255, 275 AED

Greeting Cards

Ali Almasri is a type designer and multidisciplinary artist. In 2014 he launched his own type foundry under the name Abjad. In 2020 he launched his own concept store, inspired by Arabic Calligraphy, and the diversity of the visual culture that spread across Islamic lands. 

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Price: 70 AED

Notebook Set

This notebook cover design was derived from visual patterns observed around Abu Dhabi. Based on modular geometry - with special attention paid to how the various architectural elements interact with and respond to changing natural light. 

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Price: 20 AED

Al Ain Notebooks set of 2

This set of notebooks in two sizes, crafted from locally-sourced camel leather, features contrasting central stitching along each spine. Embossed on the front of both covers is a depiction of Abu Dhabi's oldest stone building, Qasr Al Hosn, with a palm tree in the foreground. 

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Price: 315 AED

Mina Zayed Pins

This pin celebrates Abu Dhabi's iconic roundabout installations. The city was identifiable by endearingly kitsch depictions of nature and cultural artifacts in almost all roundabouts and junctions. 

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Price: 30 AED

Lumia Cuff Bracelet

From passion, ODIS was born, a sustainable jewelry brand focused on the joy of being in the flow and creating timeless pieces inspired by architectural concepts of moderation and harmony.

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Price: 450 AED

LAGOM Bracelet

From passion, ODIS was born, a sustainable jewelry brand focused on the joy of being in the flow and creating timeless pieces inspired by architectural concepts of moderation and harmony.

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Price: 390 AED

Z.LINE Necklace

From passion, ODIS was born, a sustainable jewelry brand focused on the joy of being in the flow and creating timeless pieces inspired by architectural concepts of moderation and harmony.

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Price: 330 AED

VOLTA Necklace

From passion, ODIS was born, a sustainable jewelry brand focused on the joy of being in the flow and creating timeless pieces inspired by architectural concepts of moderation and harmony.

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Price: 430 AED

BERO Earrings

From passion, ODIS was born, a sustainable jewelry brand focused on the joy of being in the flow and creating timeless pieces inspired by architectural concepts of moderation and harmony.

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Price: 290 AED

VOLTA Ring

From passion, ODIS was born, a sustainable jewelry brand focused on the joy of being in the flow and creating timeless pieces inspired by architectural concepts of moderation and harmony.

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Price: 350 AED

TRIPLO Ring

From passion, ODIS was born, a sustainable jewelry brand focused on the joy of being in the flow and creating timeless pieces inspired by architectural concepts of moderation and harmony.

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Price: 250 AED

T.LONG Necklace

From passion, ODIS was born, a sustainable jewelry brand focused on the joy of being in the flow and creating timeless pieces inspired by architectural concepts of moderation and harmony.

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Price: 550 AED

VOLTA Earrings

From passion, ODIS was born, a sustainable jewelry brand focused on the joy of being in the flow and creating timeless pieces inspired by architectural concepts of moderation and harmony.

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Price: 390 AED

TRIPLO Earrings

From passion, ODIS was born, a sustainable jewelry brand focused on the joy of being in the flow and creating timeless pieces inspired by architectural concepts of moderation and harmony.

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Price: 330 AED

Seeing Through

Toral Jatin Gajarawala is a scholar of comparative literature at NYU. Her teaching and research examine the ways in which culture is shaped by the lived realities of postcoloniality. 

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Price: 55 AED

Yaffa Cakes

This text was composed on an Olympia Carrera de Luxe electrict typewriter. The images were processed through an Epson LQ-350 24-Pin Dot Matrix printer. This chapbook was hand-bound in Abu Dhabi and is one of 80 editions.

 

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Price: 55 AED

Table Tales

The book is organized by decade, showcasing the global nomads who came to call Abu Dhabi home in each decade and the recipes they cherish. We also meet Emiratis who share traditional family recipes, inviting us to sample a cuisine that is largely unknown.

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Price: 315 AED

Projects: Barber Osgerby

Barber Osgerby, Projects is the most comprehensive survey of the designers' work to date, featuring six essays, each one offering a behind-the-scenes look into such career-defining projects as the Loop Table, the London 2012 Olympic Torch and the Tip Ton chai. 

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Price: 190 AED

SPEECH

Comfortable neither with the self who is made entirely through autonomy or genealogy, SPEECH tracks the western-world idea of freedom, asking whether the person who believes they can say and write whatever they want is more free or less aware of the nature of free speech as a right everywhere. 

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Price: 95 AED

Last Book

This book excavates language from my notebooks dated 2001 through 2015, and much of the language is of unkown origin and untraceable. This book was compiled in June of 2015. 500 copies were printed in July and exhibited in stacks in September of the same year.

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Price: 95 AED

How to Maneuver: Pillars of a Palace as Palm Trees

Hussein Nasser El Din is a visual artist who lives and works in Beirut. The works of preparation, photography, and writings that he produces stem from a practice dealing with language and constructing fragile edifices - some linguistic, some auditory, and some physical - rooted in collective histories, and their sources are drawn from poetry, ruins, urbanism and the image industry. 

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Price: 30 AED

How to Maneuver: shape-shifting texts and other publishing tactics

This book presents a rich variety of writings, research projects and artworks that reflect on contemporary practices and histories of publishing, with a focus on the Arab world and resonant international practices. Alternative publishing practices show both the breadth of possibility, the great strength and vulnerability, of some of our most creative civic propositions.

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Price: 250 AED

100/100 Poster Designed by Mohammad Sharaf

Giclee Printing on Vibrance - Smoothe photo matte paper

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Price: 160 AED

100/100 Poster Designed by Abdullah Kenani

Giclee Printing on Vibrance - Smoothe photo matte paper

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Price: 160 AED

100/100 Poster Designed by Hana Taha

Giclee Printing on Vibrance - Smoothe photo matte paper

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Price: 160 AED

100/100 Poster Designed by Waraq

Naba` al-Laban Street Poster

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Price: 160 AED

100/100 Poster Designed by Wael Morcos

Giclee Printing on Vibrance - Smoothe photo matte paper

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Price: 160 AED

100/100 Poster Designed by Hussein Nakhal

Giclee Printing on Vibrance - Smoothe photo matte paper

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Price: 160 AED

100/100 Poster Designed by Deema Al Humadhi

Giclee Printing on Vibrance - Smoothe photo matte paper

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Price: 160 AED

100/100 Poster Designed by Olivia Victor

Giclee Printing on Vibrance - Smoothe photo matte paper

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Price: 160 AED

Tripod Vessels

HAH ceramics offers a unique, colourful collection of hand-built ceramic homeware. Each piece in the collection is individually crafted with distinct shapes, forms and colours.

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Price: 165-250 AED

Serving Spoons

HAH ceramics offers a unique, colourful collection of hand-built ceramic homeware. Each piece in the collection is individually crafted with distinct shapes, forms and colours.

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Price: 200 AED

Mosaic Slab

HAH ceramics offers a unique, colourful collection of hand-built ceramic homeware. Each piece in the collection is individually crafted with distinct shapes, forms and colours.

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Price: 350 AED

Satin Serving Plate set of two

HAH ceramics offers a unique, colourful collection of hand-built ceramic homeware. Each piece in the collection is individually crafted with distinct shapes, forms and colours.

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Price: 410 AED

Satin Dish Set of Three

HAH ceramics offers a unique, colourful collection of hand-built ceramic homeware. Each piece in the collection is individually crafted with distinct shapes, forms and colours.

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Price: 260 AED

Ripple Dessert Plate set of four

HAH ceramics offers a unique, colourful collection of hand-built ceramic homeware. Each piece in the collection is individually crafted with distinct shapes, forms and colours.

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Price: 615 AED

Cup sets

HAH ceramics offers a unique, colourful collection of hand-built ceramic homeware. Each piece in the collection is individually crafted with distinct shapes, forms and colours.

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Price: 260 AED

Espresso Cups

HAH ceramics offers a unique, colourful collection of hand-built ceramic homeware. Each piece in the collection is individually crafted with distinct shapes, forms and colours.

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Price: 200 AED

Mosaic Plates

HAH ceramics offers a unique, colourful collection of hand-built ceramic homeware. Each piece in the collection is individually crafted with distinct shapes, forms and colours.

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Price: 85-165 AED

Abu Dhabi Tote

This tote bag, crafted from locally sourced camel leather, features tonal topstitching and flat shoulder straps with a comfortable 23.5 cm drop. Embossed on the front is a depiction of Abu Dhabi’s oldest stone building, Qasr Al Hosn, with a palm tree in the foreground. This minimalistic and emblematic bag will age well with daily wear.

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This tote bag, crafted from locally sourced camel leather, features tonal topstitching and flat shoulder straps with a comfortable 23.5 cm drop. Embossed on the front is a depiction of Abu Dhabi’s oldest stone building, Qasr Al Hosn, with a palm tree in the foreground. This minimalistic and emblematic bag will age well with daily wear and tear.

 

Aljoud Lootah’s production of bespoke furniture, objects & collectible designs has cemented her reputation as a skilled interpreter of traditional artisanal techniques through a contemporary designer’s lens. Named as a top fifty talent in architecture and design by Architectural Digest Middle East in 2018 and 2019, she also serves as a Member of the Board of Dubai Women Establishment, founded in 2006 to support women across the United Arab Emirates. Since her studio’s establishment in 2014, Lootah has continued to tell her story through a functional and timeless body of work that explores the intersection between heritage and modernity. 

Price: 790 AED

Abu Dhabi Notebooks Set

This set of notebooks in two sizes, crafted from locally-sourced camel leather, features contrasting central stitching along each spine. Embossed on the front of both covers is a depiction of Abu Dhabi's oldest stone building, Qasr Al Hosn, with a palm tree in the foreground.

Use them to keep all your wandering thoughts in check.

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Aljoud Lootah’s production of bespoke furniture, objects & collectible designs has cemented her reputation as a skilled interpreter of traditional artisanal techniques through a contemporary designer’s lens. Named as a top fifty talent in architecture and design by Architectural Digest Middle East in 2018 and 2019, she also serves as a Member of the Board of Dubai Women Establishment, founded in 2006 to support women across the United Arab Emirates. Since her studio’s establishment in 2014, Lootah has continued to tell her story through a functional and timeless body of work that explores the intersection between heritage and modernity

Price: 315 AED

The Liminal Vase

Hala Al Ani is interested in the loss of control in design. With The Liminal Vase she invites the natural process into her design, using salt formations. Playing with the usability of salt as a building material, Hala gives up part of her authoritarian role by allowing the crystallisation process to dictate the formal qualities of the surface.

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Hala Al Ani is interested in the loss of control in design. With The Liminal Vase she invites the natural process into her design, using salt formations. Playing with the usability of salt as a building material, Hala gives up part of her authoritarian role by allowing the crystallisation process to dictate the formal qualities of the surface. The salt crystals are grown on Aluminium Mesh to lend the material the necessary strength to be utilised in a vase without controlling it. It is this juxtaposition between organic process and intentional design that triggered her enquiry. The Liminal Vase was commissioned by Tashkeel as part of the Tanween+ initiative.

Price: 400 AED

Sajjadah 01

Al-Sajjadah 01 is the result of Dakkak's ongoing study on reinterpreting ritual aesthetics. Here, a calligraphic image-text is employed inspiring contemplation by shifting across semiotic registers, challenging the resistance against the use of lettering as a motif.

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Price: 380 AED

Medkhan

Studio D04 Medkhan is a minimalistic take on the daily censor present in every Emirati household. The frame cages the smoke celebrating it as the main element of the design and houses a small compartment to store the Oud/Bukhoor to ease functionality.

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Price: 995 AED

Jarra Carafe

Contemporary self-cooling ceramic tableware. Twelve Degrees has reinterpreted the jarra in a contemporary design that still cools all while meeting safety standards. They use special glazing techniques that allow you to enjoy the refreshing taste of clay cooled water.

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Designed by Twelve Degrees

Twelve Degrees is a design and innovation studio in Amman, Jordan. The growing multidisciplinary team of designers and engineers have been creating innovative solutions every day since Sahar Madanat founded the studio in 2013. They have won over 30 international design awards, including the first Audi Innovation Award in 2017 and the German Design Award 2020. Both these awards were for their Sensate plate, which aims to empower those with upper limb disabilities by providing them with an elegant solution for independent eating.

Price: 475 AED

Hollow Forms Vessels

The glass blowing industry in Palestine is one of the most beautiful and technically advanced local traditions. To revive this tradition the concept of this project is to experiment with more contemporary forms and collaborate with the craftsmen in the area to produce a provocative exhibition. 

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Price: 1,435 AED

AUXILIUM Lamps

MEAN* (Middle East Architecture Network) is an Innovative Architecture Practice that works at the nexus of design, emergent technologies, and culture.
MEAN utilizes cutting edge computational design processes and digital fabrication tools to leverage the quality of architectural solutions. 

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Price: 1,600 AED

Façade to Façade Posters

SOLD OUT: Hussain Al Moosawi is an Emirati communication designer and photographer. Trained in Australia and currently based in Abu Dhabi, he worked as an infographic artist at The National newspaper for the last four years, where he was responsible for generating its infographic content across print and digital platforms.

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Price: 350 AED

Espresso Cup [set of two]

The pieces are a selection of everyday objects. They are hand-thrown in stoneware clay and designed for everyday use. Each piece is unique and is finished with a glaze that allows users to combine them together or use separately.

 

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Price: 115 AED

"Reminiscing AlBurkan" Sticker

‘Reminiscing Al Burkan’ is a work created out of the artist’s passion for Abu Dhabi city and pays homage to the now-demolished Volcano Fountain.

Built in the early 80s, the fountain was located on the Abu Dhabi corniche and was a well-known tourist attraction. 

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Price: 10 AED

Jewelry bag set

This set of jewelry bags is adorned photographs of sumptuous Emirati gold jewelry generously contributed to the Lest We Forget Archive by Wadima Al Mazrui. 

 

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Price: 240 AED

Henna Stamp Set

Discover traditional local henna designs through the fun of stamping with this unique stamp set. Stamps of five henna designs come with a henna-colored stamp pad in a convenient draw-string bag.

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Price: 65 AED

Perfume Sachet

The making of fragrance is a living art in the Emirati culture. The perfume sachet is made of canvas material and has an artwork printed on it. The sachet can be used to store bukhoor or any scented material.

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Price: 15 AED

Keychain

The design of this key chain was inspired by a before-and-after photo sequence—capturing a car with its hood up, then down—taken during a roadside break down in the 1970s.

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Price: 25 AED

Pillow

This pillow and its design is inspired by the once popular red-and-white floral patterns, reminder of Emirati home décor in the 1970s and 1980s. Show home interiors are decorated with the same style pillows.

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Price: 105 AED

Comb

Bedouin men and women combed their long hair with combs that had a few, strong teeth. The design of this comb was inspired by wooden combs used locally during the 1950s and 1960s.

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Price: 25 AED

Coffee “Gahwa” Cups

Numerous family photographs shared with the Lest We Forget archive show home interiors decorated with the same motif. Inspired by the once popular red-and-white floral patterns, this Arabic coffee cup is a nostalgic reminder of Emirati home décor in the 1970s and 1980s.

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Price: 95 AED

Henna Flipbook

Henna is a vibrant form of Emirati intangible adornment. Discover traditional local henna designs through our flipbook.

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Price: 75 AED

Sketchbooks

The covers of this set of notepads bear illustrations of tangible and intangible Emirati adornment: perfume making, burqa making, and henna making. Oral histories, associated with these arts are typed on the inside covers. 

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Price: 105 AED

Emirati Adornment Illustration Stickers

Through Lest We Forget,

a set of stickers of illustrations in the Emirati Adornment:

Tangible and Intangible book.

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Price: 20 AED

Sheikh Zayed: A Century of Memories - with acrylic sleeve

The exhibition and companion book, celebrate the centennial of the birth of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (1918-2004), the Founder and first President of the the United Arab Emirates. The exhibition displayed personal objects of remembrance shared by people who’s lives were elevated by Sheikh Zayed. 

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Price: 415 AED

Postcards set

Rawdha Al Ketbi is an artist who enjoys exploring forgotten places. Rawdha became fascinated by metal doors with patriotic falcons and dhow emblems and she decided to photograph them and create a series of postcards.

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Price: 65 AED

Greeting Card Perfume

These sachets are filled with an aroma passed down by the women in Mona Haddad’s family. During her internship at Lest We Forget, Mona created a series of prints documenting memories inspired by her family perfumes. A print and oral history from the series adorn these fragrant sachets.

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Price: 25 AED

Greeting Card Burqa

The greeting card contains a watercolor painting of a Burqa in a macintosh box which celebrates Emirati tangible adornment. The story of the painting and what it illustrates is inscribed on the back of the card.

 

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Price: 25 AED

Falcon Postcard

The postcard contains a watercolor painting inspired

from an image in the Lest We Forget Archive of a falcon-shaped pin which is the UAE national emblem.

 

 

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Price: 25 AED

Burqaa Tote Bag

The striking design of this durable canvas tote was inspired by the burqa. The burqa folds at the seam on either side of the tote. Stories associated with the burqa are written on the inner pocket of the durable canvas tote.

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Price: 55 AED

Murtaasha Tote Bag

This tote bears an illustration of a traditional Emirati merta’asha gold necklace. Emirati brides wore beautiful merta’asha necklaces on their weddings. The sketch on the side was created by Shauna Emig, a student of the University of Edinburg, during her internship at LWF. 

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Price: 45 AED

Camera on Tripod tote bag

The canvas bag is custom made to fit the book Lest We Forget: Family Photographs 1950-1999. The title page of the book and a photograph of a camera set on a tripod in the desert (taken in the 1980s) are printed on the sides of the bag.

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Price: 30 AED

Library tote bag

The design of the canvas material bag was inspired by photographs and oral histories contributed to the Lest We Forget Archive. The late Sheikh Zayed bin sultan Al Nahyan frequented this public library and bookshop that once stood in the old central cork of Abu Dhabi. A before-and-after photo is printed on the sides of the bag and the story of the images is printed on the inner pocket of the bag.

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Price: 40 AED

Sheikh Zayed tote bag

The exhibition and companion book, celebrate the centennial of the birth of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (1918-2004), the Founder and first President of the the United Arab Emirates. Objects and photographs associated with Sheikh Zayed filled the Founder’s Memorial during the final week of ‘The Year of Zayed.’ The book contains one hundred reproductions of these items along with associated memories.

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Price: 40 AED

The Universality of Family Photographs tote bag

The Universality of Family Photographs exhibition and companion book build on Lest We Forget’s seminal project, Emirati Family Photographs: 1950-1999, by placing Emirati family photographs pithing a global context. The Universality of Family Photographs explores universalities inherent in photographs of ourselves, taken by ourselves and for ourselves. 

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Price: 60 AED

Structures of Memory tote bag

Responding the theme ‘Absorbing Modernity: 1914-2014’ set by Rem Koolhaas (curator of the 14th International

Architecture Exhibition), ‘Lest We Forget” Structures of Memory in the United Arab Emirates’ presents the seminal findings of Lest We Forget to archive history

of architecture and urban development in the UAE over

the past century. 

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Price: 35 AED

Large tote bag

This open-top, large tote is made of neutral color, medium-weight canvas. The Lest We Forget logo is embroidered in black on the outer sides and the mission statement—welcoming participation in the creative archive, is printed on the inner pocket, in Arabic and English. The casual style and spacious size of the bag is ideal for quick packing where ever you go. 

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Price: 55 AED

Lifescapes Beyond Bigness Tote Bag

Lifescapes Beyond Bigness explores alternative ways to make cities in the United Arab Emirates, a nation well-known for its large-scale and ambitious building endeavors. Their goal is nothing less than a radical rethinking and re-orientation of the cities in the UAE away from the bigness of its recent past. 

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Price: 45 AED

Rock, Paper, Scissors tote bag

Accompanying the eponymous exhibition and with newly-commissioned texts, The exhibition ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors: Positions in Play’ explored a strand of artistic practice in the UAE through the analogy of play. Featuring existing works, re-fabrication of “lost” works and new commissions, the exhibition staged a set of nested questions. 

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Price: 50 AED

Passage tote bag

This tote of the National Pavillion United Arab Emirates is created on the occasion of May You Live in Interesting Times, the 58th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia.

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Price: 45 AED

Architecture of Loneliness Limited Edition notebooks

Most of the scenes depicted in these notebooks are ones that many of us have come across before, perhaps driving from Dubai to Abu Dhabi and allowing our gaze to drift to a soon-to-be-inhabited development, rich and colourful and mosaic, sitting by itself against a backdrop of desert and sky. 

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هذا الكتاب من معرض الحضرية والعزلة الذي أقيم في معرض421 في ديسمبر 2018. وقد كان أول معرض من تكليف معرض421. 

Price: 170 AED

100/100: Hundred Best Arabic Posters (Round 1)

To properly document the competition journey and make it accessible to everyone, the 100 BAP team has created a catalog featuring all the winners and containing articles from different thinkers about our Arabic visual identity.

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Price: 125 AED

100/100: Hundred Best Arabic Posters (Round 2)

To properly document the competition journey and make it accessible to everyone, the 100 BAP team has created a catalog featuring all the winners and containing articles from different thinkers about our Arabic visual identity.

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Price: 125 AED

100/100: Hundred Best Arabic Posters (Round 3)

To properly document the competition journey and make it accessible to everyone, the 100 BAP team has created a catalog featuring all the winners and containing articles from different thinkers about our Arabic visual identity.

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Price: 125 AED

1980 – Today: Exhibitions in the United Arab Emirates

This book was published on the occasion of the UAE Pavilion at the Venice Biennial in 2015 accompanying the exhibition ‘1980-Today: Exhibitions in

the UAE,’ which presented works from different decades

highlighting the emergence of art practices in the UAE.

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Price: 160 AED

NO-ISBN

The project behind NO-ISBN raises questions about the structure, self-definition, and motivations prevalent in the community. In contrast to other genres, actors from varying backgrounds, ranging from fine arts over media theory and philosophy to areas situated within an institutionalized art scene, like cultural management, gather around the relatively young medium of the artists' book.

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Price: 120 AED

Transformations: The Emirati National House

Transformations: The Emirati National House, highlighti the Emirati National House, also known as Sha’abi (folk) house, at the 15th Venice International Architecture Biennale, from May 28 to November 27, 2016. His focus is on how a basic housing model was adapted by residents to individualized homes, thus reflecting their culture and lifestyle.

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Price: 160 AED

Passage Book

This book of the National Pavillion United Arab Emirates is published on the occasion of May You Live in Interesting Times, the 58th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia. Nujoom Alghanem, Passage, 2019. Site-specific, 2-channel video and 12-channel sound installation, 26 minutes. 

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Price: 155 AED

Second Time Around

 In "Second Time Around," curator Vasif Korton addresses the still nascent local art scene of the UAE. While other nations experienced decades ago a coming of age for contemporary art practice, we're still at the beginning in the UAE.

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Price: 105 AED

It’s not you, It’s Me

“It’s Not You, It’s Me” curated by Tirdad Zolghadr, commissioned by Dr Lamees Hamdan is a playful and provocative name for the UAE's first pavilion at the La Biennale de Venezia. The exhibition showcased works by several established UAE artists, namely Hassan Sharif, Ebtisam Abdulaziz, Huda Saeed Saif, Tareq Al-Ghoussain and Lamya Gargash.

 

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Price: 105 AED

Nomadic Traces: Journey of Arabian Scripts

Essays by Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares, Nasser Rabbat, Venetia Porter, and Salem Al-Qassimi. Research on a brief history of the Early Scripts of the Arab East, bibliography, exhibited works. Text in English and Arabic. 336 pages. M02601

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Price: 210 AED

Lifescapes Beyond Bigness

Lifescapes Beyond Bigness explores alternative ways to make cities in the United Arab Emirates, a nation well-known for its large-scale and ambitious building endeavors. Khaled Alawadi and his colleagues advocate a smaller, more human scale. Their ideas are deeply rooted in nature and culture. 

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Price: 210 AED

Rock, Paper, Scissors: Positions in Play

Accompanying the eponymous exhibition and with newly-commissioned texts, this book served both as its additional site and speculative expansion. The exhibition ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors: Positions in Play’ explored a strand of artistic practice in the UAE through the analogy of play. 

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Price: 160 AED

The Universality of Family Photographs book

The Universality of Family Photographs exhibition and companion book build on Lest We Forget’s seminal project, Emirati Family Photographs: 1950-1999, by placing Emirati family photographs pithing a global context. The Universality of Family Photographs explores universalities inherent in photographs of ourselves, taken by ourselves and for ourselves. 

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Price: 100 AED

Emirati Family Photographs

This exhibition and its accompanying book present a unique exploration of Emirati vernacular photographs through memory and creative expression. For the first time, the public has an opportunity to discover an extensive collection of cherished Emirati family photographs and oral histories generated by the first generation of Emirati citizens and responded to by their descendants through contemporary artworks. 

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Price: 315 AED

Structures of Memory Book set

Responding the theme ‘Absorbing Modernity: 1914-2014’ set by Rem Koolhaas (curator of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition), ‘Lest We Forget” Structures of Memory in the United Arab Emirates’ presents the seminal findings of Lest We Forget to archive history of architecture and urban development in the UAE over the past century. 

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Price: 315 AED

Emirati Adornment: Tangible and Intangible

The book and exhibition, Emirati Adornment: Tangible and Intangible, present a rich and fascinating exploration of Emirati identity, aesthetics and cultural history as conveyed through various modes of adornment. The exhibition broadly recognizes the compelling, dualistic nature of adornment, which can be either ‘tangible’ or ‘intangible,’ enduring or ephemeral. 

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Price: 315 AED

Marhaba Abu Dhabi book

People all over the world have always been delighted in writing and receiving postcards. On postcards the artistry of photography, illustration, penmanship, language, and stamps all come together with a myriad of diverse and intriguing results. Marhaba Abu Dhabi explores the once common practice of sending postcards from Abu Dhabi to the world.

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Price: 160 AED

Sheikh Zayed: A Century of Memories book

The exhibition and companion book, celebrate the centennial of the birth of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (1918-2004), the Founder and first President of the the United Arab Emirates. The companion book contains one hundred reproductions of these items along with associated memories.

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Price: 350 AED

Mina Zayed Tea Towels

Mina Zayed is one of the most iconic areas in the city of Abu Dhabi. Located by the port, it is a hub for trade, economic development, and cultural exchange. It’s a bustling area where you can find practically everything. For that reason, these commemorative tea towels were created to honor the neighborhood, and capture the raw and organic atmosphere one feels when in the port.

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Price: 90 AED

Colorful Leaps Series: Coloring Books

The coloring Book series aims to introduce young audiences to inspirational figures in the creative industry of the UAE. The series includes writers, curators, creative practitioners , architects, singers, and photographers. Each of these coloring books features illustrations and extra fun facts and  may include biographical references of their lives in relation to the UAE. 

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Price: 20 - 195 AED