notNeutral City Plates Dubai
A city where man-made islands are fashioned in the shape of palm trees and plans for the world’s first rotating skyscraper are underway – Dubai is Las Vegas on steroids. The city’s erratic, spiraling layout is the combined result of a rich history that dates to at least 3000 B.C. and the contemporary drive to create and contain the perfect artificial environment.
The Dubai plate is distinguished by the vast blue expanse of the Persian Gulf that is kept at bay by the city’s strange, mesmerizing form, a form that owes its unique patterns to the current, unceasing explosion of commerce and trade. Along the shore is Jebel Ali, the largest manmade harbour in the world. With 67 berths it is the biggest port in the Middle East.
The areas in red depict highlights of the robust architectural development in the city, including the Burj Dubai, which became the world’s largest skyscraper on July 21, 2007. The sprawling Dubai International airport is seen in white along the edge of the plate, its mammoth scale eclipsing the tiny Reagan National airport seen on the Washington, D.C. plate.
These porcelain plates measure 12” across, with each city’s downtown core printed on a black background. Key buildings are represented with red icons, while rivers and public spaces are shown in blue and green. Each plate is boxed and includes a key to the buildings and spaces included on the plate.
• 12' diameter
• Dishwasher safe
• Boxed with Printed Key
Welcome to notNeutral’s world. notNeutral is the product design company affiliated with the award-winning Los Angeles based architecture and design firm Rios Clementi Hale Studios.
Growing out of a close collaboration between these two companies, products are inspired by gardens, buildings are inspired by plates and patterns are inspired by urban plans. Their designs emerge from their desire to synthesize the world around them. They create bold, colourful and innovative products that encompass all categories of the modern lifestyle: Gift, Garden, Dine, Home, Kids. Their vibrant, confident and streetwise products are unique and accessible, expressing individuality and choice.
notNeutral has built a unique following that attracts young-spirited, colourful individuals who are looking for designs that express their style. They’ve become known to design savvy consumers as the alternative for innovative colour palettes, a contemporary take on the ordinary and design that is unquestionably not neutral.