About:

Abde is a Moroccan born, Melbourne based furniture designer and aspiring Industrial designer

He designs and makes simple furniture and objects inspired by cultural contexts. 
He makes the most of what technology has to offer in terms of manufacturing processes but also strongly believes in the use of traditional craftsmanship. The only way of keeping the knowledge and the craft alive is by using it and making it available to the public through different contemporary designs.

Abde has worked with an array of materials and manufacturing processes but is always looking to get his hands dirty and learn new things but also ''play'' with new materials.
 

Exhibitions:

2016 - Designboom mart, Interior Design Show - Toronto
2015 - Render, Brunswick Street Gallery - Melbourne
2015 - Vivid - Finalist - Melbourne
2015 - Fringe Furniture - Melbourne2014 - Vivid - Finalist - Melbourne
2014 - Australian International Furniture Exhibition - Nominated - Melbourne
2014 - Fringe Furniture - Melbourne
2014 - Render, Brunswick Street Gallery - Melbourne

Education:

2007-2012 : Construction engineering -Technical University of Madrid, Spain

2013-2014 : Associate degree in design ( Furniture ) - RMIT University, Melbourne

2015-2017 : Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours) - RMIT University,Melbourne

2016 : Exchange semester at the Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto