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1971 is Maraya Art Centre’s non-profit design gallery located on Flag Island. It is dedicated to exhibition, display and discussion on all forms of contemporary design ranging from graphic, furniture to interior as well as interactive design and new technologies. Through a mixture of curated exhibitions and public programmes 1971 aims to become a regional and international design hub in the UAE working in close proximity with local designers, architects, schools and universities. 1971 will also serve as an informal meeting point and includes a fully serviced cafe for the enjoyment of the public.
Here we present photos of "ZERO", the inaugural exhibition at 1971 Design Space, 11 March - 23 May 2015. The exhibition presented newly commissioned projects by local designers working with eco-friendly materials. The designers were selected through an open call launched in partnership with Bee'ah, in January 2015. UAE-based designers and architects were invited to submit proposals for design projects that use recycled or sustainable materials which have only a limited impact on the environment. The call out was open to designers working in any field, from interiors and installations to research.