Related Installation: NACRE Dubai

Nacre is a modular series of outdoor furniture pairing cutting edge technology with local history. Launched at Dubai Design Week 2020, it is a collaboration between London-based designers HagenHinderdael and Dubai-based 3D-printed concrete specialists Concreative. Available as a mix-and match series of three forms : Step, Stool, and Table – the modular furniture can be arranged in varying configurations.

The shape itself is constructed of hexagonal platelets that interlock, rotate, and penetrate. Together creating a structure of extraordinary strength and flexibility, that resembles the structure of the mother of pearl and speaks to the heart of Dubai’s pearl trade.

NACRE’s platelets are made of 3D printed concrete with intricate textures and integrated LED lighting. The result is a constellation of sculptural outdoor furniture objects that allow for a variety of configurations – flexible to fit within its site in the public realm whilst allowing social distancing up close or from afar.

©HagenHinderdael Ltd 2020