Minbart, a take on the Arabic word minbar, which means platform art, is a newly launched concept store in Abu Dhabi that synthesizes the worlds of fashion, art, and design from designers of disparate backgrounds. Launched this month in Al Muneera, Al Raha Beach, Minbart opens on the initial theme “Keeping Tribal Simple”. For the adventurous spirits and the endlessly curious, this theme is an open invitation to discover the boundless nature of creativity in a world that is increasingly connected. As such, the founder of Minbart, Shaikha Alia Al Qassimi, sought participation from designers from Brooklyn to London to Istanbul who formed collections following the opening theme. Al Qassimi shared her position on the launch, stating, “Minbart was born from my having a passion for fashion, creativity, and a desire to add something different to the marketplace. From what started out as an empty space, a constantly changing creative platform has been developed. Minbart sells stories and is the perfect space for creative people to showcase their collections – and we want the community to become part of our tribe to learn and keep discovering with us along our journey.” The Designer Collective currently includes Bionda Castana, Linda Farrow, Gunseli Turkey, and No.3, among many others.
Visit www.minbart.com for more information.