Intersect 21 Curatorial Selections: Sarah A. Abdallah

Intersect Art & Design Fairs
Mar 1, 2021 5:38pm
Sarah A. Abdallah, the founder and CEO of Functional Creative Design is known for her Interior Design and innovative strategy at some of the most iconic hotels, restaurants, co-working spaces and residence in the world including Lincoln Center, The Soho Grand, Park Hyatt Washington D.C. Neuehouse NY/LA, Inter Continental Cairo Semi-Ramis.
Here are Abdallah's picks from Intersect 21. Find her full bio and more information on her design projects is below.
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Southern California
Loving the details in this porcelain piece I can see doing full wall in a luxury building entrance or circulation space with multitude of pieces
the color + texture together make this piece so unique
the lines reminds me of old weaving techniques you would find in village when they would embroider their tribes details in different colors
Middle East
the pattern makes you think of everyday life … the journey the true labyrinth it makes you want to know more about the experience of the artist who made it. I can see this placed in a hospitality type space

at first glance it has sense of familiarity – colors and patterns can denote a deconstructed floral arrangement. when you dig deeper you see some calligraphy and the areas that look shattered make you think deeper...Love the overall composition as well. I can see this in someone's home.

North Africa
super dynamic image with lots of colors leaves me thinking about what the subject is? Is it a women? Is it about finding their voice? What region or country are these patterns from? what does they mean to the artist. Why is the subject's face covered? I love it because it makes the viewer fully engaged and immersed. I would defiantly love to see this as a focal point in a night life space, and have hundreds of people a day ask these types of questions.
This piece is intriguing to me because the characters look like they are formulating a story, almost like Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.
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Sarah A. Abdallah, the founder and CEO of Functional Creative Design is known for her Interior Design and innovative strategy at some of the most iconic hotels, restaurants, co-working spaces and residence in the world including Lincoln Center, The Soho Grand, Park Hyatt Washington D.C. Neuehouse NY/LA, Inter Continental Cairo Semi-Ramis.
Sarah is a dynamic women bi-cultural and bi racial background. Her authentic diversity of thought is what drives her understanding of building her business, her personal experience and culture. Passionate about designing spaces that encourage healthy movement and community mindset, she integrates latest advances in wellbeing and technology into interior solutions. Sarah excels both form + function, using her multiple degrees in Fine Arts, Psychology and Social Justice, and minor degrees in Gender Studies, Art Therapy and Art & Technology, to inform her choices as the creative director of her team.
Sarah has long been a proponent of remote working to build an ideal team without being restricted by geography, and believes that current Covid-19 crises is an opportunity for us to recreate the landscape of major cities and reimagine interior structures.
Interior Architecture + Design + Build Studio.

Photos by Claire Esparros

Photos by Claire Esparros

The VNYL NYC interiors, designed by Functional Creative Design

The VNYL NYC interiors, designed by Functional Creative Design