Aisha Al Sowaidi
National Museum of Qatar
What we did
Aldworth James & Bond was commissioned by Aisha Al Sowaidi, to fabricate the Central Midkhan for an exhibition at the National Museum of Qatar in Dohar. The installation was designed to distribute scent in more than one direction. Using industrial materials the work aimed to celebrate one of many industries and materials that provide systems for the home.
We previously worked with Aisha on her installation at the London Design Biennale at Somerset House in 2018, and so we fully understood her design process and the importance of scent within her work. The copper piping was welded and polished by hand using traditional techniques in London. The work was then shipped to Qatar for the LEDS and scent diffusers to be installed by Aisha’s team. The Central Midkhan sits proudly in the entrance to the museum ready to greet visitors and bid them farewell.