Furthering its pioneering work in assisting the career development of the nation’s emerging artists and designers, with the support of L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts, the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) has announced the winners of the ADMAF Design Fund 2022. The award bestowed two young Emirati jewelry designers, Asma Almarri and Media Alfalasi, a 50,000 AED grant to help establish their creative careers. In addition, they received a 5-day trip to Paris to attend courses led by, among other teachers, master craftsmen in High Jewellery creation, at L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts, a unique place dedicated to sharing the jewelry culture with the widest audience. Launched in 2019, the award provides training and mentorship to help young people interested in jewelry design gain the skills they need to succeed in the industry.
Asma and Media have developed a diverse range of styles and rich craftsmanship techniques in the making of their designs. The week at L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts granted them a comprehensive understanding of gemology, jewelry know-how and history of jewelry which can further enhance their approach to art and design