The conversation will be hosted by the head of 1971 – Design Space, Fatma Al Mahmoud with the designers Jassim Al Nashmi, Kawther Al Saffar, and Ricardas Blazukas. The conversation will go over the designers’ practices and the story behind Desert Cast.
Jassim Al Nashmi is a Kuwaiti designer, architect and artist. His works were exhibited in art institutions and galleries like the Jameel Arts Centre in Dubai and Future Perfect in New York. Also, the Kuwait-based designer runs a design store and design studio for custom and collection furniture pieces in which he collaborates with local & Arab designers and craftsmen.
Kawther Al Saffar is a Kuwaiti product designer with multi-disciplinary and uses storytelling and craft to traverse the fictional lines between art and design. She focuses on finding patterns for human intimacy and truth, whether this manifests itself in finding cultural significance, integrity in materials, or creating human connections.
Ricardas Blazukas is an independent architect, designer and artist also collaborating on projects such as Kuwait City Pavilion along with Desert Cast collective for Dubai Design Week 2018. Blazukas also exhibited his own work at renowned galleries such as Jameel Arts Centre in Dubai and Future Perfect in New York, along with various regional and international solo and group exhibitions.
Organized by: 1971 – Design Space