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.
Inspired by the beauty of the Arabic geometric shapes, ABIYA turns pattern designs into cultural storytelling.
Timeless elegance, craftsmanship, sustainability and a narrative for the future.
Every project is unique. And truly special. But all Mashrabiya panels we design have onething in common. They start with a story. Always inspired by local art, culture and history ofthe city around it and the people who live there.