ART CONSULTANTS TO SHOWCASE TOP EUROPEAN BRANDS, ARTISANS AT DOWNTOWN DESIGN
Capsule Arts commissions a series of installations of hand-painted ceramic plates by French artisans Faiencerie Georges for Dubai fair
Dubai, UAE, 20 October 2015: The boutique art consultancy, whose expertise as art consultants and interior stylists is catching the eye at top venues in the UAE and other parts of the Gulf, will showcase the work of renowned European brands and artisans at Downtown Design in Dubai later this month.
Making its debut at the event, which runs from 27-30 October as a key element of Dubai Design Week, Capsule Arts will present an impressive collection of design objects and accessories from designers specialising in hand-made work on its stand B07.
They include award-winning woodturner Benoit Averly from Burgundy, France, family-based high-quality interior design objects and lighting specialists GUAXS from Germany, Italian Rina Menardi who specialises in hand-made stoneware pieces, and modern Czech glass designers SkLO.
Capsule Arts will showcase renowned European brands at Downtown Design in Dubai, including the Kuwait Tower piece on ceramic plates
Their work will be complemented by a series of installations of hand-painted ceramic plates by French specialists Faiencerie Georges including their new Kuwait Tower piece, commissioned especially by Capsule Arts for the fair, which is held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority.
“We’re thrilled to be participating in Downtown Design for the first time,” said Rachael Brown, co-founder of Capsule Arts. “Given the focus of the fair on design, we see this as a fantastic platform to show the work we do sourcing design objects for projects.”
“Increasingly we’re being approached to provide interior styling for projects, which is a very natural development of the services we offer, allowing us to ensure that all the artworks and accessories work seamlessly together to achieve a cohesive interior design.”
Earlier this year, Capsule Arts worked with Taj Dubai to source accessories for the entire hotel, embarking on a buying trip to India to source authentic Indian accessories which were placed throughout the property for its opening in March.
The company’s expertise as art consultants and interior stylists has also been highlighted by its work for properties such as the Manzil Downtown Dubai, the Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates and the Bay La Sun Hotel in Saudi Arabia. For Bay La Sun, the first hotel to open in the new King Abdullah Economic City development, Capsule Arts commissioned work across the hotel, including a series of monumental paintings by leading Saudi artists Zaman Jassim and Abdullah Hammas.
The company also developed the artwork package for the food and beverage outlets at the New York University Abu Dhabi, commissioning a number of interactive pieces designed to engage students.
“For Downtown Design we’re particularly excited to be showcasing the work we commissioned from Faiencerie Georges,” said co-founder Deepa Bhatia.
“They are into their fourth generation of artisans and are reinvigorating ceramics with their eclectic and non-traditional hand-painted designs, featuring subjects from cranes and industrial architecture, through to whimsical beach scenes.
“Often this imagery spans across a mass of plates in their large-scale ceramic installations, and we’re particularly looking forward to presenting their work to trade professionals in Dubai.”
About Capsule Arts
Capsule Arts is a boutique art consultancy founded in 2012, bringing bespoke art commissions to hospitality, commercial and residential projects across the Middle East. The company was founded by Deepa Bhatia and Rachael Brown who both have over a decade of experience of working in the arts industry, commissioning art for hospitality, commercial and residential projects.
The consultancy is defined by its comprehensive approach to art consulting, an approach that unites creativity and innovation with technical skill and craftsmanship. Capsule Arts works closely with the client’s team to deliver outstanding results, creating truly engaging artwork and accessories packages that help to set projects apart.
To date, Capsule Arts has had the opportunity to work on design projects throughout the UAE and GCC region. These projects span across hotels, restaurants, bars, offices, commercial outlets, hospitals, and private residences.
Capsule Arts also works with design and accessories companies to provide styling to projects with the selection, procurement and placement of accessories and design objects.
Acknowledging the need for affordable, high-quality art in the local market, Capsule Arts further launched a limited edition art print collection in 2013, which is available to buy via an online store, www.capsulearts.com, as well as in person at innovative pop up exhibitions and events. A second collection of prints was added in 2014.
About Downtown Dubai
Downtown Design is held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority
Downtown Design is the only platform in the Middle East for the region’s trade professionals to discover original, high quality design from all over the world. In its third edition, the Fair will take place at the Dubai Design District and present a carefully edited roster of established and emerging brands across a range of product categories; including furniture, lighting, bathrooms, kitchens, textiles and accessories. Fostering greater interaction, connectivity and commercial opportunity, Downtown Design is dedicated to providing a dynamic environment for buyers and brands to do business easily and efficiently. Downtown Design will run from October 27th to 30
as a key element of Dubai Design Week.