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Crate and Barrel enlivens the Holy Month through exclusive collaborations with regional designers

Crate and Barrel enlivens the Holy Month through exclusive collaborations with regional designers
  • The Ramadan 2020 collection features traditional patterns, hues, and scents for a peaceful month of reflection

Dubai, UAE, 04 May 2020: Crate and Barrel has collaborated with regional designers Silsal, Ozlem Tuna, and Lava Moments to launch a special Ramadan collection that showcases and celebrates the beauty of the Arab region. To present authentically Islamicate designs, the new collection comprises a mix of private labels exclusive to the home furnishing store. Launched in April, the new collection draws inspiration from traditional Arab weaving patterns and the ever-changing forms and characteristics of the region’s deserts.

As families look to curate the ideal sanctuary for the holy month, Crate and Barrel offers a variety of accessories and décor options that are sure to create a warm and welcoming ambience. Silsal’s Sadu collection is inspired by the geometric shapes prevalent in the traditional Al-Sadu patterns as woven by Bedouin tribes, and will be coming soon.

Meanwhile Silsal’s Fairuz collection draws on soft blue, green, and gold patterns, reminiscent of the orchestral tones of the renowned vocalist it is named after. The Silsal Fairuz Teacups elegantly embody this rich design accent. Featuring a classic silhouette, the glass sits atop a porcelain saucer decorated with a cluster of delicate watercolour hues of emerald green and gold. A warm cup of tea in this glass is perfectly complemented by the soothing light of the Silsal Legacy Candle, which exudes the fragrant notes of Oriental Oud, while the design pays tribute to the mastery of traditional calligraphy.

Adding to the meditative atmosphere are the Khamsin and Sage collections found in the private label range created by Ozlem Tuna, available from the first week of May. While the Sage collection features darker, earthier tones meant to evoke a lull of serenity, the Khamsin collection is inspired by the presence of the desert. Items such as coffee cups and saucers within the collection are tinged with grainy stripes of gold, reminiscent of the desert sands.

As visitors bask in the contemplative mood of the occasion, the candle brand Lava Moments offers a private label called Tasamoh, available exclusively to Crate and Barrel. Providing a soft glow atop tables and shelf corners, these candles come in rich white musk, cedar, and green shades with a range of fragrances including jasmine, spicy vanilla, and crisp apple.

Complementing products from the designer collaborations, items under Crate and Barrel’s own Kashida collection are characterised by their delicate gold and rich wooden shades. The Khayal Medium Candlestick adds a touch of artistic flair to any room it’s placed in. Inspired by the scarcity of trees in our urban sphere, the candlestick resembles a single tree branch, embodied through experimental Arab calligraphy. Meanwhile, the Iftar Serving Container, alongside contemporary and highly functional jugs from the Stelton and Normann collection, are ideal for serving iftar guests and welcoming them into the celebrations.

The Ramadan 2020 collection emphasises traditional designs, offering soothing shades and patterns for a placid holy month. Further embracing the spirit of giving this month, Crate and Barrel will also donate five per cent of all online revenue during the month to the Fund for the UAE: Homeland of Humanity. The fund calls for unified national efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Shoppers can support the fund while exploring the latest collections online at crateandbarrel.me, as well as at Crate and Barrel’s Dubai stores at Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, and The Dubai Mall.

About Majid Al Futtaim

Founded in 1992, Majid Al Futtaim is the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

A remarkable business success story, Majid Al Futtaim started from one man’s vision to transform the face of shopping, entertainment and leisure to ‘create great moments for everyone, every day’. It has since grown into one of the United Arab Emirates’ most respected and successful businesses spanning 16 international markets, employing more than 44,000 people, and obtaining the highest credit rating (BBB) among privately-held corporates in the region.

Majid Al Futtaim owns and operates 27 shopping malls, 13 hotels and four mixed-use communities, with further developments underway in the region. The shopping malls portfolio includes Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, City Centre malls, My City Centre neighbourhood centres, and four community malls which are in joint venture with the Government of Sharjah. The Company is the exclusive franchisee for Carrefour in a number of markets across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, operating a portfolio of more than 300 outlets.

Majid Al Futtaim operates more than 500 VOX Cinemas screens and 37 Magic Planet family entertainment centres across the region, in addition to iconic leisure and entertainment facilities such as Ski Dubai, iFly Dubai and Ski Egypt, among others. The Company is parent to the consumer finance company ‘Najm’, and a Fashion and Home retail business representing international brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, AllSaints, lululemon athletica, Crate & Barrel and Maisons du Monde. In addition, Majid Al Futtaim operates Enova, a facility and energy management company, through a joint venture operation with Veolia, a global leader in optimised environment resource management. The Company also owns the rights to The LEGO Store and American Girl in the Middle East.

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