Created and Sold by Khalid Shafar

Khalid Shafar
Chairs by Khalid Shafar seen at Andaz Dubai The Palm Residences, Dubai - Little Palm Stools

Little Palm Stools

Item details

“Our customized outdoor signature LITTLE PALM stools make a great setting on the pool Andaz Dubai The Palm ... great vision & taste GDS Glintmeijer Design Studio. Thank You”

Object: Stool, 2011
Description: Ash wood, metal base, velvet upholstered seat with handmade palm leaves woven mat
Dimensions: 35cm (base diameter) x 45cm

For us in the UAE the palm tree is a sacred species. It is an integral part of our heritage and culture. It is the tree that I have lived with, around and by for most of my life and I have always been a big date eater. I can’t resist this sugary fruit. My attachment to the palm tree is also through the many tales around this tree told to me by my father. The LITTLE PALM stool is a tribute to this tree.
LITTLE PALM is a collection of small contemporary stools inspired by the trunk of the palm and traditional handwoven mats made of dyed palm leaves.

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Khalid Shafar

Meet the Creator

Born in 1980 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. As a business graduate of the American University in Dubai Khalid worked in marketing and communication for almost seven years. In 2005 Khalid completed a degree in Fine Arts in Interior Design and by the end of 2009 had decided to leave marketing and follow his passion for design. Khalid has studied and specialized in Furniture & Objects design, first at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, UK, then at the Centre for Fine Woodworking in Nelson, New Zealand.

In 2011 Khalid opened his own studio in Dubai and in Nov 2012 Khalid inaugurated his first showcase space ‘KASA’.

Khalid’s approach to design encompasses his personal expression of form, movement, emotion, and in particular, ‘the tale’ of objects.

Among his notable international collaborations, Khalid collaborated with the Brazilian duo Campana Brothers on installation for Abu Dhabi Art 2010. He recently collaborated with the historical French cabinet maker Moissonnier, with the carpet industry leader Tai Ping, and with the design brand Kartell on special limited-edition releases.