Rüya, Dubai

Dais collaborated with Conran and Partners and Borsa Restaurants providing two large-scale artworks for Rüya, Dubai.

The Anatolian restaurant fuses together a vibrant restaurant, lounge and bar. The style of the interior, designed by Conran and Partners, takes inspiration from Anatolian roots, with elements referencing the historic Byzantine and Ottoman empires, whilst also featuring modern details.

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Artists Ayline Olukman and Tolga Sezgin were selected to showcase on the walls of the property, their large-scale photographic works featuring scenes from contemporary Turkey.

Sezgin’s chosen photograph (seen above) features a scene from rural Turkey where a group of young men walk through fields of farmland. The artist's reportage style is often hailed for its raw and unaltered depiction of everyday life.

Olukman’s chosen photograph (featured right and below) comes from a series of work that she produced whilst travelling through Istanbul. The artist is interested in concepts of imagination and nostalgia. The photograph features a dreamlike street scene with a flock of birds surrounding an ancient landmark.

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