Jaeger-LeCoultre and Emirati Architect Abdalla Almulla unveil ’30 Sunsets’, an artwork inspired by the Golden Ratio

An artistic and design collaboration for the month of Ramadan.


“The Watchmaker of Watchmakers™, Jaeger-LeCoultre is delighted to announce its newest collaboration with Emirati architect and designer, Abdalla Almulla, marking a tribute to the essence of Ramadan, the sacred month. This collaboration symbolizes Jaeger-LeCoultre’s unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of artistic exploration and cultural exchange by partnering with forward-thinking visionaries like Abdalla Almulla known for his unique contribution to the field of architecture.”


Jaeger-LeCoultre

Jaeger-LeCoultre (JLC) – founded by Antoine LeCoultre in 1833, and based in Le Sentier, a village in the Valleé de Joux in the Canton of Vaud, Switzerland, is a globally renown top-tier luxury watchmaker. Since 2000, Jaeger-LeCoultre is a fully owned subsidiary of the Swiss based Richemont Group.

Jaeger-LeCoultre is the most ‘in-house’ of all Swiss watch brands and known as the Watchmaker of Watchmakers™. Over the decades, they have created more than 1400 different calibres, been awarded more than 430 patents, and count about 180 skills under one roof, which enables their watchmakers to “design, produce, finish and ornament the most advanced and precise mechanisms, blending passion with centuries-old savoir-faire, linking the past to the future, timeless but always up with the times.”  Their collections include the iconic Reverso, Polaris, Rendez-Vous, Master Ultra-Thin, Atmos Collection, and high-watchmaking such as Hybris Mechanica and Hybris Artistica.

Abdalla Almulla

Abdalla Almulla is a renown Emirati architect and designer, and is the founder of Dubai based MULA Studio, known for its creativity, and innovative and dynamic approach towards design. 

Abdalla Almulla is renowned for his practice, driven by a creative energy that constantly seeks the unknown. His work, always a flux of new ideas, centers around the incorporation of methodologies that are perceived as a sequence of theoretical and visual design explorations with a great focus placed on using patterns and geometry in his work.”

Few of his projects and concepts include Petit h (Hermes, Dubai Mall), UAE 2031Traces of time, Al Waker (Qasr Al Hosn, Abu Dhabi), Barjeelometric, Minaret 2.0 (Expo City Dubai), Esproses, Dome of unity, Wow collection, Boundless, Tie-n, Al-Gaheef, Specular, Conveyor belt, Mese,1000 Meters above ground, Fractal gradation and Audi Pavillion.

The Golden Ratio and ’30 Sunsets’

The Golden Ratio or divine proportion is a mathematical principle expressed as 1 / 1.6181 and is at the core of the collaboration between Jaeger-LeCoultre and Abdalla Almulla. Ancient Greek mathematicians discovered the Golden Ratio, and it has been “revered by artists, architects, and philosophers for centuries.” It forms the basis of notable works of art and architecture. The design of Jaeger Le-Coultre’s iconic Reverso is based on the principles of the Golden Ratio.

In accordance with Ramadan, Abdalla Almulla has applied the principles of the Golden Ratio to ’30 Sunsets’, his art piece that is based on the traditions of the 30-day month and the ritual of observing a fast from sunrise to sunset. ’30 Sunsets’ “embodies the anatomy of sunsets during the holy month” of Ramadan.

– It is made from oak wood and has “gradient sunset colours”.

– It combines both design and art.

– Its repeated volume movement and scaling creates a “sense of fluidity,” like the passage of time.

– It inspires harmony and balance – both visually pleasing and intriguing – because of being inspired by the Golden Ratio.

In Abdalla Almulla’s own words:

“As an architect deeply immersed in the realm of design and cultural expression, my collaboration with Jaeger-LeCoultre for Ramadan has been a journey inspired by the profound symbolism of time and the exquisite beauty of tradition. 30 Sunsets is a testament to this journey, drawing inspiration from the beauty of 30 days of Ramadan sunsets and the timeless elegance of the Golden Ratio. It serves as a visual representation of the intersection of geometry and tradition, with each of its 30 surfaces methodically painted to reflect the colours of a sunset during this sacred month. It is a profound honour to contribute to this collaboration, which pays homage to the art of timekeeping and the enduring legacy of Jaeger-LeCoultre and I look forward to witnessing this curated masterpiece come to life, resonating deeply with the soul of the observer.”

During the Holy Month of Ramadan, from March 20 to April 7, guests are welcome to visit Jaeger-LeCoultre’s boutique at The Dubai Mall to experience the ’30 Sunsets’ art piece.

Websites

Jaeger-LeCoultre: www.jaeger-lecoultre.com/ae-en

MULA Studio: www.mula.ae/

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