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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Made/ Designed in Qatar...



I've added 2 new categories to the 'Labels' section below - 'Made in Qatar' and 'Designed in Qatar'... The sentiment here is somewhat aligned with maxims 7 and 8 of the Kuwait School Manifesto (which henceforth should perhaps be referred to as the 'Qatar School Manifesto') which outlines a stand in which locally conceived and produced designs, be these actual physical artifacts or more conceptual in nature, should/ can be formulated in a manner which is simultaneously unique and reflective of the local culture and vernacular, whilst being of a calibre, interest and nous relevant to a more international audience... Why shouldn't the label, 'Made in Qatar' evoke the same type of inherent value (desire) as something informing us it's been fabricated or manufactured in Italy or France..? Henceforth all of our designs made here will acknowledge their origins...

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