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Eisa Alsubousi, an Emirati product designer.
Discover UAE craftsmanship and functional design through Tharb's latest concept hub
Published: Sun 1 Dec 2019, 11:13 AM
Last updated: Tue 17 Dec 2019, 1:16 PM
Eisa Alsubousi, Emirati product designer, recently unveiled a contemporary leather concept retail store, Tharb. Iconic for its classic and practical design of leather products, Tharb is set on the second floor of the newly opened expansion of The Galleria - Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi's latest lifestyle destination.
The concept store showcases its entire collection, which has a signature luxury and minimalist design ranging from the best seller notebook sleeve, Mayed, to the timeless leather and marble bag, Shamma.
Sought after by clientele for its bags and leather goods, Tharb's hallmarks are based on UAE craftsmanship, highest quality leather, precise stitching and functional design. The new concept store illustrates designer Alsubousi's take on the luxury market, and is part of his creative vision to expand the reach of Tharb from online retail to an in-store experience.
The store's interior combines elements that reflect the essence of Tharb while mirroring the designer's minimalist and contemporary design approach. It also pays tribute to the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan by featuring one of his poems as it was the origin of the brand's name.
Inspired by his Emirati heritage and driven by his personal aesthetic, Alsubousi launched Tharb in 2016 as a product design studio to showcase the natural beauty of materials with minimal interruptions. Since then, Tharb has established itself as an Emirati brand with an online as well as brick-and-mortar presence in local and international boutiques.
It currently caters to UAE clientele and has a strong international following. Alsubousi, Founder of Tharb, remarked: "The opening of Tharb at The Galleria is truly a milestone. As an Emirati designer, I continuously strive to highlight that locally designed and made luxury products are on par with international brands. As the brand continue to expand, my focus remains in offering a distinctive experience for clients and placing emphasis on the uniqueness of the products. Tharb at The Galleria aims to encourage clients to browse and discover the essence of our collection."
Tharb at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island is open seven days a week from 10am to 10pm on weekdays and from 10am to 12pm on weekends. Check out www.tharb.ae to know more.