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Adventure and the unknown: "In Dubai I was inspired by a nomadic lifestyle, and I spent time exploring the desert. The stacked mattresses you find in nomadic Emirati’s tents directly inspired my Bidoun sofa. It's a temporary way of living. But there is a personal touch, as the rope used is what Dubai also meant to me; there is so much transport and cargo in Deira (the old city), and in the docks boats are overloaded with goods — there is just so much rope."