Hospitality Design - October 2021 - 49

perspectives on our radar
By Alissa Ponchione and Will Speros
MAGIC TOUCH
Five designers who are rethinking the norm
Christopher Al-Jumah
Founder
Yalla Imshi
Christopher Al-Jumah dubbed his New York design practice Yalla
Imshi, Arabic for " hurry up " as a motivator. " I always take forever, "
he says. However, the 28-year-old designer has quickly amassed many
impressive credentials in his blossoming career. Here, he discusses his
diverse background and his singular approach to design.
Learning curve
Aſt er Al-Jumah graduated from the University of Houston's
architecture program, he cut his teeth at New York fi rms Mesh
Architectures in Brooklyn and architecture fi rm SITU. He also
pursued a furniture design residency in Mexico City, where he
explored how to make furniture more accessible. The New York-based
graphic design and architecture studio WeShouldDoItAll, however,
served as the most important infl uence on Al-Jumah's career. " That's
where everything changed, " he says. " I [rediscovered] my passion for
design. " Adding major museum and Nike projects to his portfolio,
Al-Jumah also found a unique support system. " If I ever had a
personal project or someone reached out to me directly, they were
supportive of me pursuing it, " he says. " That helped me branch out
into my own practice. "
Al-Jumah contributed to WeShouldDoItAll's designs of the The
City Game exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York
A modular stoop lines the perimeter of café and
wine bar Daughter in Brooklyn, New York
Building a community
Daughter, a wine bar and café in the Crown Heights section of
Brooklyn, earned att ention from Al-Jumah's modular stoop seating
design, which lines a wall of the narrow interior. Now a selling point,
the functional feature emerged as a result of layout woes. " There is a
lot of vertical space, but barely any fl oor space, " Al-Jumah says. The
design responds to the owners wanting to create a space where " people
come in, have conversations, and build a community. " A restrained
materiality further promotes engagement among customers, stoking
discourse in a neighborhood dive anchored by the familiarity of a city
stoop. " Everything needs to stem from a central concept, " Al-Jumah
adds. " You only need to make one or two big moves, and everything else
can fl ow from it. "
Making a statement
Al-Jumah is at work on a project for Nike, as well as a hybrid space in
New York and a monument on Mount Katahdin in Maine. He recently
displayed avant-garde seating designs in Manhatt an as part of the
Performative Politics: Emotional Capitalism Meets Physical Protest in the
Digital Age exhibition, which he also curated. Al-Jumah's work includes
materials sourced from the Black Lives Matt ers protests of 2020. " I
had four essentially stripped pieces that are made from boarded up
storefront wood, " he says. " I paired it with protest photography " that
leave the design open to interpretation.
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Photos by SEAN DAVIDSON and courtesy of CHRISTOPHER AL-JUMAH
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cityscene: miami
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