Aseel Al Yaqoub

Aseel Al Yaqoub

We first became aware of Aseel Al Yaqoub some years ago now. Our meeting involved a curious incident with a teddy bear. You may remember her as the brains behind 2010’s Year of Teddy. Of course, there’s far more to Aseel than this. Her work has been exhibited at Edge...
Jassim Al Saddah

Jassim Al Saddah

There are a small number of names that crop up in every design or architecture-related conversation in Kuwait. Jassim Al Saddah is one of those names. His company, bab.nimnim, was established at the beginning of the decade although, such has been its influence on our...
Raha Moharrak

Raha Moharrak

Always a curious and energetic child, for as long as she can remember, Raha dreamt of challenging adventures, seeing the world and perhaps even changing it. From a young age her eccentricity was obvious, and blessed with parents who encouraged her to dream big and...
Amira Behbehani

Amira Behbehani

Design. It’s a favourite topic of ours, and this annual Design Edition is the one we look forward to most of all. This year we handed over the reins to Amira Behbehani and asked her to curate a few of the most eloquent and erudite of the region’s design ambassadors...
Ghada Khunji

Ghada Khunji

A graduate of two of New York’s premiere arts institutions – the Parsons School of Design and the International Center of Photography’s documentary program – Ghada Khunji recently returned to her native Bahrain after many years ensconced in the Big Apple....
Abdulla Al Awadi

Abdulla Al Awadi

No stranger to regular readers, Abdulla Al Awadi guest-curated 2016’s issue of The Design Edition, and we felt there could be no better time than now to catch up with him and his news of the past twelve months. An architect teaching at Kuwait University, he lives...