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Made in Bahrain

7 October 2012
by Evonne Mackenzie

This weekend Martin Postler of design studio PostlerFergusion heads to Manama for the Made in Bahrain workshop with the British Council and Al Riwaq.


Al Riwaq is a unique art space in Manama founded in 1998 to provide artists and the public with a platform to exchange ideas in the visual arts. The gallery promotes a relationship between art and society through its programs and hosts local and international group exhibitions, workshops, talks and debates, film screenings and meetings for the art communities in Bahrain.


This workshop is part of Al Riwaq’s Market338 season and will bring together graduate designers across different disciplines to develop a new ‘Bahraini’ product.


Martin has worked for for clients including Boeing, Nokia and Deutsche Telekom and the brief for the workshop has been devised with the Bahrain airline Gulf Air. The participants will develop products for this brand which are derived from local production, heritage and culture.


Specifically the workshop will explore designer’s role to spot ecosystems of unique, skills, produce or culture in everyday life and transform these observations and inspirations into product ideas. We’ll post some images from the workshop and the final projects shortly.


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