Teeb Made emerges as winner at the prestigious AlUla Design Award
Posted on 2023 Oct,04

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Teeb Made, the renowned multidisciplinary design and production company rooted in Saudi Arabia's rich Arab and Islamic heritage, has emerged as the proud winner of the AlUla Design Award for the second consecutive year. This prestigious recognition is a testament to Teeb Made's commitment to preserving and promoting Saudi culture through its innovative and exquisitely crafted designs.

Teeb Made's journey is deeply intertwined with the cultural narratives of Saudi Arabia, a land with a profound history and heritage. These stories have obviously inspired the company's design philosophy, blending traditional craftsmanship with modern minimalism to create truly unique pieces. Collaborating with artists, artisans, and designers, Teeb Made has made it their mission to export Saudi culture to the world through handcrafted creations that embody the essence of Islamic and Arab aesthetics.

“Each Teeb Made collection is a labor of love, taking four to six months of meticulous planning and prototyping before the final products are unveiled. The team believes in nurturing each concept into a timeless work of art aesthetically and functionally,” said Aljoharah AlRasheed, Teeb Made partner and the Head of Art.

The concept that secured Teeb Made's victory in the AlUla Design Award is "AlUla Terrain: Dates Serving Sets," Inspired by Harrat Khaybar’s fertile soil and renowned palm tree fields, the Dates Serving Set is a stackable volcano-shaped set for serving dates, preserving Saudi hospitality traditions.  The bottom container stores dates, while the upper part serves dips typically accompanied by dates. The top cover acts as a small plate for discarding seeds. The set is made from Basaltic stone and/or White stone.

From verdant valleys to magnificent sandstone mountains and fields of black basalt, AlUla's natural wonders are a testament to the beauty and uniqueness of this region. Teeb Made's product series captures the geological landscapes that played a pivotal role in shaping this natural masterpiece.

The AlUla Design Award celebrates designs inspired by AlUla's heritage, landscapes, and artistic legacies. This esteemed recognition came back in its second edition, inviting established and emerging designers to conceptualize exceptional items for cultural retail. Submissions were evaluated by a distinguished jury from the design world, leading to the commission, production support, and promotion of the shortlisted designs within AlUla and its influential international network.

Mohamad Baalbaki, a Co-founder at Teeb Made, remarked, "Saudi culture is a treasure trove waiting to be explored, a canvas for innovation, and a legacy to share with the world. Within its rich tapestry of history, traditions, and artistic heritage lies a wealth of inspiration and opportunity. By embracing our cultural heritage, infusing it with contemporary creativity, and sharing our treasures with the world, we contribute to a richer and more culturally diverse global landscape."

Teeb Made's award-winning creations were showcased at the Paris Design Week on September 9th and 10th, providing a global stage for Saudi culture and design innovation.