Khalid Shafar is an Emarati furniture and objects designer who has famed to success with his unique approach to design. He encompasses his personal expression of form, movement, emotion, and in particular, ‘the tale’ of objects in every thing he creates. His latest work is an exclusive Amber scented candle which has launched recently…
The design approach for 2015 evolves around the five senses – moving beyond a piece of furniture or just an object. “I have started with the sense of smell by introducing an exclusive scent to the brand. For almost 9 months I worked closely with olfactory brand ‘Lokum Istanbul’ in Turkey, to develop an exclusive sent for the KHALID SHAFAR brand that would reflect my culture as an Emirati in some way, yet still preserve the brand’s character in its contemporariness and quirkiness,” says Khalid Shafar.
And the result was an exclusive Amber scent that not only resonates with the older generation of my Emirati grandmothers, but also still has a contemporary twist for a wider international audience – creating a captivating and enchanting ambience in a space.
The exclusive scent is available as scented candles, packaged in a crafted, drawer-style box with special matches to enhance the experience.
Among some of Khalid’s notable international collaborations, include the Brazilian duo Campana Brothers on an installation for Abu Dhabi Art 2010. He recently collaborated with the historical French cabinetmaker Moissonnier, with the carpet industry leader Tai Ping, and with the design brand Kartell on special limited edition releases…. and much more.