Some great concepts at the show this year. We are hoping to see you all again next year!
The artist, Federico Uribe, was born in Columbia, but lives and works in the USA.
Uribe finds opportunity and plasticity in bits and pieces that society associates with one particular task and repurposes them into beautiful works of art. He creates images that are assemblages of items such as coloured shoe laces and pins, cut up pieces of colour pencils, or electrical wires and components.
His work is constructed and woven in ways, curious and unpredictable, intricate and compulsive. Handcraft is essential to Uribe, who embraces a tradition of exquisitely made objects. "I like the idea," he says, "of leaving my materials visible as a testimony of my process and how much work I put into it."
Uribe transmits his feelings inspired by books that he listens to or classical paintings that he recalls. Many of his pieces draw from Old Master paintings, such as Leonardo, Velazquez, and others; however, the artist chose not to make these references the focus of his message.
The potential narratives or supposed meaning seen in his work are not meant to promote any particular ideology; rather, the artist wants the imagery of his experience to resonate with his viewers.
According to Uribe, "If you relate to the objects, good. If it makes you smile, better. If it makes you think, I'm sure you're not thinking what I thought."
Thus, the "plastic language" of his media, which transmits his emotional response to the world, hopes to relay a feeling - rather than a specific thought- to the viewer.
LUXARI creates limited edition hand-crafted crystal sculptures and home décor made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. Each masterpiece is the embodiment of uncompromising quality and exceptional craftsmanship, blending high artistic sensibility with a timeless opulence.
Resident artists hand-set thousands of individual crystals to create powerful and majestic crystal to enhance any home, office, or collection.
The boat is named after the President of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
The inventor is Nasser Mohamed Al Marzouqi, a pilot by profession who has a passion for sports boats.
This futuristic concept has design influences of aviation and hydro-dynamics.
- Closed cabin
- Digital dashboard which covers the front window
- Made out of carbon fiber and e-glass
- Can travel up to 250 km/h
- AMG V12 engine
- Costs around AED 2.5mio
His Excellency, Royal Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan inaugurated the 7th edition of the Luxury, Innovations & Technology Expo, Big Boy Toys 2016 a few days ago!
The 7th edition of Big Boys Toys is currently being held at ADNEC (Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre), Abu Dhabi, until November 26th.
#BBT2016 is the region’s premier luxury lifestyle expo. The show displays the world’s most unique and luxurious products and services from an amazing lineup of the world’s most innovative manufacturers.