Our week at Design Days Dubai

Last week Capsule Arts participated in Design Days Dubai presenting Giles Miller Studio as part of the installations segment of the fair. It was a great week working to put together the twin light installations Castor and Pollux that took over 20 hours to install onsite, and countless hours in preparation for the Giles Miller team before arriving in Dubai from the UK. The week also included a talk title 'The Role and Value of Bespoke in Interior Design', chaired by Rachael Brown of Capsule Arts and included Giles Miller, Andy Martin who was exhibiting with the Crafts Council, and Dubai based Interior Designer Pallavi Dean.

Here's a few pictures from the week and you can view more on our instagram page. Thank you to everyone that posted their own photos and videos, many of which we reposted.

Tiny etched brass components
Tiny etched brass components
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Laying out all the components for the light installations
Laying out all the components for the light installations
Near completion on the first light installation towards the end of day one
Near completion on the first light installation towards the end of day one
Starting on light installation number two
Starting on light installation number two
Ready for press day!
Ready for press day!
Design Days Dubai Director Cyril Zammit talking at the press opening
Design Days Dubai Director Cyril Zammit talking at the press opening
Celebrating at the opening night after party with our Verve Clicquot balloon
Celebrating at the opening night after party with our Verve Clicquot balloon
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close up
Looking inside the light installation
Looking inside the light installation
Fair Director Cyril Zammit talks to Dubai One at our stand
Fair Director Cyril Zammit talks to Dubai One at our stand
The Role & Value of Bespoke in Interior Design talk
The Role & Value of Bespoke in Interior Design talk
Capsule Arts project photographer Nikolas Margaritas takes some shots of the installations
Capsule Arts project photographer Nikolas Margaritas takes some shots of the installations
 

Salero Tapas & Bodega

When working on artwork for the latest Spanish restaurant in Dubai - Salero Tapas & Bodega in the Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, artist Ruben Sanchez was our first choice as the essence of the restaurant was so in tune with Sanchez's style and narrative of work. Working directly onto the walls within the restaurant, here's a picture diary of the artist at work capturing the energy and joy of Spanish life through his illustrative large scale drawings.

Artist Ruben Sanchez painting onsite at Salero
Artist Ruben Sanchez painting onsite at Salero
Artist Ruben Sanchez painting onsite at Salero
Artist Ruben Sanchez painting onsite at Salero
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Artist Ruben Sanchez painting onsite at Salero
Artist Ruben Sanchez painting onsite at Salero
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Salero Tapas & Bodega at Kempinski Mall of the Emirates, Dubai
Salero Tapas & Bodega at Kempinski Mall of the Emirates, Dubai

Photos are courtesy of Spanish filmmaker and photographer Edu Munoz