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Makma Art Gallery: A New Destination for Glass Art Lovers at Downtown Design 2023





In the heart of Abu Dhabi, a new gem has emerged on the cultural landscape - the Makma Art Gallery. This gallery is set to redefine the way we perceive Islamic-inspired glass and crystal creations by blending tradition and innovation. Makma Art Gallery is making its grand debut with its first public exhibition at Downtown Design, a prominent event in the Middle East's creative industry calendar, held from 8th to 11th November 2023 at the d3 Waterfront Terrace in Dubai Design District (d3). This event promises to be an exquisite showcase of glass and crystal artistry that has withstood the test of time, created from 100% natural and durable materials.


Alia Sefrious, the visionary founder of Makma Art Gallery, is enthusiastic about the opportunity to participate in Downtown Design 2023. She views it as a premier platform that unites the region's creative community, a place where art and design enthusiasts, artisans, and collectors converge to celebrate the fusion of tradition and modernity. Sefrioui commented, "We look forward to connecting with visitors on the ground, networking, and sharing our mission of casting a contemporary light on the brilliance of glass age-old art forms, infusing them with modernity and celebrating the exceptional expertise of European artisans. By strategically positioning our pieces to showcase their vibrant colors, we aim to create a visually captivating and artistically compelling display at the fair".


Downtown Design 2023 is more than just an exhibition; it serves as a gateway to the dynamic developments in the Middle East's design and creative industries. It brings together prominent design talent, renowned brands, and an impressive 135,000 visitors, making it the ideal stage for Makma Art Gallery's debut. This event will only facilitate connection with fellow exhibitors but also provide the opportunity to engage with the broader creative community and art collectors from the Middle East and around the world.


The centerpiece of Makma Art Gallery's showcase at Downtown Design is nothing short of awe-inspiring. Two monumental vases in vivid sapphire blue, towering at an impressive 155 cm, take center stage. These vases are more than just objects; they are a testament to the unparalleled craftsmanship of European glass and crystal masters from the 19th and 20th centuries. They represent the convergence of artistry, tradition, and innovation that defines Makma Art Gallery's unique collection.

Established in 2023, Makma Art Gallery has quickly become a significant addition to the UAE's cultural landscape. Its primary mission is to present a contemporary interpretation of Islamic-inspired glassworks. The Gallery's Downtown Design display promises to be a journey into the timeless artistry of glass and crystal, reimagined by the modern age. Visitors can expect to be captivated by the fusion of tradition and innovation that defines Makma Art Gallery's unique collection.


Makma Art Gallery's debut at Downtown Design 2023 is not to be missed. Design enthusiasts and art connoisseurs are invited to explore the creativity and artistry of glass and crystal at their exhibition space in Dubai Design District (d3). To attend this remarkable event, you can register for free on the Downtown Design website.


For more information about Makma Art Gallery and to explore their captivating collection, you can visit their website. Makma Art Gallery is poised to be a beacon of contemporary glass and crystal craftsmanship, redefining the fascination with these timeless art forms and bringing them into the modern age.

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