This November, view never-before-seen pieces from Tashkeel’s Tanween Design Programme – a year-long training initiative for UAE-based to designers. Ahead of the UAE Year of Sustainabi­lity 2023, the 2022 Tanween cohort were challenged to investigat­e the nation’s natural resources to create seven limited edition pieces, using raw natural materials such as bark, trees, scales and animal fibres. In collaborat­ion with Dubai Design Week 2022, the stories behind the ground-breaking new materials used in each design can be viewed in The Agency of Nature exhibition at Tashkeel in Nad Al Sheba until November 24. For more details, visit

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