The 2017 edition of Design Days Dubai marked Qatari designer Aisha Al Sowaidi's return as a solo exhibitor, bringing with her a line of seating inspired by the traditional majlis. "My designs are sentimental and poetic," she says. "They reflect an experience I went through or a feeling I long to have. I like design to be raw, reflective of times passed through change in color and surface. I have found my way as a designer through writing, then transforming my thoughts to sketches and prototypes." Playing with the connection to home and the traditional Khaleeji household, she conjures a sense of childlike nostalgia while adhering to high end quality and aesthetic values.