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About ABIYA Mashrabiya
We are a design and manufacturing firm that specializes in Middle-Eastern metal decorative panels for exterior and interior spaces. ABIYA is a catalyst for architects in the Middle East who want to use the local context for inspiration. To design innovative buildings and spaces that engage with the natural environment. And pay homage to our rich and beautiful Arabic culture. Our Middle Eastern decorative lattice screens (we call them Mashrabiya) serve many purposes. To cover entire buildings as a Middle-Eastern ornament. To provide ventilation and natural lighting. To bring shade to outdoor spaces. Or as inserts for balconies, space dividers or window screens. Or simply to ensure privacy, which is a fundamental cultural value in the Arab world.
Today we bring the traditional Mashrabiya style but with a modern spin (using aluminum) to your home with our Custom Home Décor products for indoor and outdoor living.
Waldemar Buttner worked in Munich as a Strategy Consultant, advising international companies how best to realise their potential and maximise growth opportunities. Relocating to the UAE in Dubai, in his capacity as head of business development for an architectural company Mr Buttner identified the potential market for decorative metal sheets - known as mashrabiya.
Utilizing his business knowledge and experience, Mr Buttner established ABIYA. Subsequently, the business has grown to employ 40 people and has been awarded contracts for some of the UAE’s largest projects.
Mr Buttner has broad-based experience and a background in finance, business development and corporate strategy. He holds a Master’s degree from CASS Business School in London.
“Every project is unique. And truly special. But all Mashrabiya panels we design have one thing in common. They start with a story. Always inspired by local art, culture and history of the city around it and the people who live there. Because Mashrabiya is a symbol of Islamic and Middle Eastern heritage. And we should cherish it.
So what can you expect when you hire us? Timeless elegance, craftsmanship, sustainability and a narrative for the future. “
Waldemar Buttner, Director