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Taher Asad-Bakhtiari (b. 1982) is a self-taught artist and designer whose practice revolves around objects, textiles and experiences. Truly a citizen of the world, Asad-Bakhtiari spent his childhood and student years in Canada and Switzerland, and currently divides his time between New York City and Dubai. Created using a variety of methods and materials, Asad-Bakhtiari’s works collectively reference and explore his Persian heritage. Deftly utilizing both centuries-old craft techniques and modern fabrication capabilities, Asad-Bakhtiari’s creations are imbued with the spirit of ancient traditions while retaining a hyper-contemporary relevance.


b. 1982, Tehran

2019    TEFAF New York Spring, Hostler Burrows, New York, NY
            Nomad St. Moritz, Carwan Gallery, St. Moritz, Switzerland
2018    Nomad St. Moritz, Carwan Gallery, Samedan, Switzerland
            Design Miami / Basel, Hostler Burrows, Basel, Switzerland
2017    Beirut Design Fair, Carwan Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
            Nomad Monaco – Villa La Vigie, Carwan Gallery, Monaco
2016    The Pond House, Carwan Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon (Solo Exhibition)
            One of a Kind: First Year Anniversary, Architectural Digest, Dubai, UAE
            Design Days Dubai, WASL, Dubai, UAE
2015    Warehouse 421, Abu Dhabi, UAE
            Design Days Dubai, Dubai, UAE
2014    Villa Paradiso, Carwan Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
            Wallpaper* Middle East Revealed in Association with Dubai Design
                 District, London, UK
            Reinvention: Dastan Outside the Basement, Tehran, Iran
                 (Solo Exhibition)
            Design Days Dubai, Dubai, UAE
2013    L’Ebeniste, Carwan Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
            The Mosaic Rooms, London Design Festival, A.M. Qattan Foundation,
                 London, UK
            Alaan Artspace, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
            Miart, The International Fair of Modern and Contemporary Art,
                 Milan, Italy

2018    “New Creatives: Taher Asad-Bakhtiari,” Architectural Digest,
                 October, pg. 104
            Kwun, Aileen. “Textile Message,” Surface, July / August, Issue 148,
                 pg. 78-79
2017    Habib, Rania. “A Tribal Heart,” Architectural Digest Middle East,
                 pg. 78-81
2016    “AD + Vestiaire Collective, le meilleur de la décoration,” Architectural
                 Digest France, October 14, pg. 22
            Butterfield, Charlotte. “AD Tastemakers: Prince of Persia,” Architectural
                 Digest Middle East, Spring, pg. 55-61 and 75
            “Pond Memories,” Cover: Carpets and Textiles for Modern Interiors,
                 Autumn, pg. 100-103
            “Tisser la Laine et L’eau,” L’Officiel Hommes, June, Numéro 66,
                 pg. 212-214
            Akel, Joseph. “Getting Knotty,” Four Two Nine, Issue 07, pg. 162-163
            “All For One,” Architectural Digest Middle East, March / April, pg. 111
            “Radar Trends: Modern Bedouin,” Architectural Digest Middle East,
                 pg. 49
            “Boy Wonder,” Harper’s Bazaar Interiors, Spring, pgs. 64-69

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